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lixiviate

[lik-siv-ee-eyt] /lɪkˈsɪv iˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), lixiviated, lixiviating.
1.
to treat with a solvent; leach.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; lixivi(um) + -ate1
Related forms
lixiviation, noun
nonlixiviated, adjective
nonlixiviation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lixiviation

lixiviate

/lɪkˈsɪvɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (chem) a less common word for leach1 (sense 1), lixiviate
Derived Forms
lixivial, adjective
lixiviation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from lixivium
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Word Origin and History for lixiviation

lixiviate

v.

1758, from past participle stem of Modern Latin lixiviare, from Latin lixivium, neuter of lixivius "made into lye," from lix "ashes, lye."

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lixiviation in Medicine

lixiviation lix·iv·i·a·tion (lĭk-sĭv'ē-ā'shən)
n.
The removal of the soluble constituents of a substance by the action of a percolating liquid. Also called leaching.


lix·iv'i·ate' (lĭk-sĭv'ē-āt') v.
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