liquating

liquate

[lahy-kweyt] Metallurgy.
verb (used with object), liquated, liquating.
1.
to heat (an alloy or mixture) sufficiently to melt the more fusible matter and thus to separate it from the rest, as in the refining of tin.
verb (used without object), liquated, liquating.
2.
to become separated by such a fusion (often followed by out ).

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin liquātus, past participle of liquāre to liquefy, melt. See liquid, -ate1

liquation [lahy-kwey-shuhn, -zhuhn] , noun
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liquate (ˈlaɪkweɪt)
 
vb (often foll by out)
to separate one component of (an alloy, impure metal, or ore) by heating so that the more fusible part melts
 
[C17: from Latin liquāre to dissolve]
 
li'quation
 
n

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