lixiviation

lixiviate

[lik-siv-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), lixiviated, lixiviating.
to treat with a solvent; leach.

Origin:
1640–50; lixivi(um) + -ate1

lixiviation, noun
nonlixiviated, adjective
nonlixiviation, noun
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lixiviate (lɪkˈsɪvɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) chem leach a less common word for leach
 
[C17: from lixivium]
 
lix'ivial
 
adj
 
lixivi'ation
 
n

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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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