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lixiviate

verb lix·iv·i·ate \lik-ˈsi-vē-ˌāt\
lix·iv·i·at·edlix·iv·i·at·ing

Definition of LIXIVIATE

transitive verb
:  to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation
lix·iv·i·a·tion \(ˌ)lik-ˌsi-vē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Origin of LIXIVIATE

Latin lixivium lye, from lixivius made of lye, from lixa lye — more at liquid
First Known Use: 1758
Medical Dictionary

lixiviate

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

Medical Definition of LIXIVIATE

:  to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation
lix·iv·i·a·tion \(ˌ)lik-ˌsiv-ē-ˈā-shən\ noun

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