lixiviate

verb lix·iv·i·ate \ lik-ˈsi-vē-ˌāt \

Definition of lixiviate

lixiviated; lixiviating
: 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


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lixiviate

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

medical Definition of lixiviate

lixiviated; lixiviating
: to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation

lixiviation

play \(ˌ)lik-ˌsiv-ē-ˈā-shən\ noun

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