Definition of liquate in English:

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liquate

Pronunciation: /ˈlīˌkwāt/
/likˈwāt/

verb

[with object] Metallurgy
Separate or purify (a metal) by melting it.

Derivatives

liquation

Pronunciation: /līˈkwāSHən/ /ləˈkwāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • When extrusions of the highest quality are required, as in strong alloy aircraft parts, extrusion billets may be scalped before shipment to remove surface liquation.
  • Fractional crystallization is usually important in plutonic rocks, whereas liquation can be significant in both plutonic and volcanic environments.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin liquat- 'made liquid', from the verb liquare; related to liquor.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: li·quate

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