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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Definitions for levigate

  1. To rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder.
  2. Chemistry. To make a homogeneous mixture of, as gels.
  3. Botany. Having a smooth, glossy surface; glabrous.

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Citations for levigate
It is sufficient to levigate them with water to obtain them very white. M. Richter, Philosophical Magazine, Volume 23
This clay, carefully levigated, and covered with an excellent glaze, yielded a red ware… Samuel Smiles, Josiah Wedgwood
Origin of levigate
1605-1615
Levigate is derived from the Latin word lēvigātus meaning "to smooth."