Share this entry
liquate Syllabification: li·quate
Pronunciation: /ˈlīˌkwāt/

Definition of liquate in English:


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


Pronunciation: /līˈkwāSHən/ /ləˈkwāSHən/
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.


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

Definition of liquate in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources