liquate

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

Definition of liquate

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

Other Words from liquate

liquation \ lī-​ˈkwā-​shən How to pronounce liquate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of liquate

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liquate

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

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The first known use of liquate was circa 1859

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“Liquate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquate. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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