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lixivium

[lik-siv-ee-uh m] /lɪkˈsɪv i əm/
noun, plural lixiviums, lixivia
[lik-siv-ee-uh] /lɪkˈsɪv i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
2.
any solution obtained by leaching.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin lixīvium lye
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lixivium

/lɪkˈsɪvɪəm/
noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
2.
any solution obtained by leaching
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye
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