Definition of malleation in English:

malleation

noun

  • 1The action of beating something with a hammer; the condition of being marked or dented as with a hammer. Now chiefly Archaeology.

  • 2Medicine. Hammering of one hand or both against another part of the body, as a symptom of neurological illness. Now rare. Perhaps Obsolete.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Mirour of Mans Saluacioune. From post-classical Latin malleation-, malleatio hammering, probably from classical Latin malleus hammer + -ātio.

Pronunciation

malleation

/ˌmalɪˈeɪʃn/