noun, plural lixiviums, lixivia [lik-siv-ee-uh] .
the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
any solution obtained by leaching.

1605–15; < Latin lixīvium lye Unabridged
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lixivium (lɪkˈsɪvɪəm)
n , pl -iums, -ia
1.  the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
2.  any solution obtained by leaching
[C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye]

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