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liquate

[lahy-kweyt] /ˈlaɪ kweɪt/
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
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin liquātus, past participle of liquāre to liquefy, melt. See liquid, -ate1
Related forms
liquation
[lahy-kwey-shuh n, -zhuh n] /laɪˈkweɪ ʃən, -ʒən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for liquation

liquate

/ˈlaɪkweɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) often foll by out. to separate one component of (an alloy, impure metal, or ore) by heating so that the more fusible part melts
Derived Forms
liquation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin liquāre to dissolve
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