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lixiviate

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verb lix·iv·i·ate \lik-ˈsi-vē-ˌāt\

Definition of lixiviate

lixiviated

lixiviating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation

lixiviation

play \(ˌ)lik-ˌsi-vē-ˈā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology of lixiviate

Latin lixivium lye, from lixivius made of lye, from lixa lye — more at liquid


First Known Use: 1758


Medical Dictionary

lixiviate

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transitive verb lix·iv·i·ate \lik-ˈsiv-ē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of lixiviate

lixiviated

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lixiviating

  1. :  to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation

lixiviation

\(ˌ)lik-ˌsiv-ē-ˈā-shən\play noun



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