Word of the DaySunday, June 03, 2012
\LEV-i-geyt\ , verb;
To rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder.
Chemistry. To make a homogeneous mixture of, as gels.
Botany. Having a smooth, glossy surface; glabrous.
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
Levigate is derived from the Latin word lēvigātus meaning "to smooth."
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