li·​quate ˈlī-ˌkwāt How to pronounce liquate (audio)
liquated; liquating

transitive verb

: to cause (a more fusible substance) to separate out of a combination or mixture by the application of heat
liquate lead from its ore
liquation noun

Word History


Latin liquatus, past participle of liquare to make liquid; akin to Latin liquēre

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of liquate was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Liquate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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