lixiviate

verb
lix·​iv·​i·​ate | \ lik-ˈsi-vē-ˌāt How to pronounce lixiviate (audio) \
lixiviated; lixiviating

Definition of lixiviate

transitive verb

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

Other Words from lixiviate

lixiviation \ (ˌ)lik-​ˌsi-​vē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce lixiviate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lixiviate

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lixiviate

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

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The first known use of lixiviate was in 1662

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“Lixiviate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lixiviate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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lixiviate

transitive verb
lix·​iv·​i·​ate | \ lik-ˈsiv-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce lixiviate (audio) \
lixiviated; lixiviating

Medical Definition of lixiviate

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

Other Words from lixiviate

lixiviation \ (ˌ)lik-​ˌsiv-​ē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce lixiviate (audio) \ noun

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