verb[with object] • archaic
- Reduce (a substance) to a fine powder or smooth paste: this clay, carefully levigated, yielded a red wareMore example sentences
- Eighteen cars broke the qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway after the track was levigated, but the grinding of the surface led to problems involving holes in the pavement.
mid 16th century: from Latin levigat- 'made smooth, polished', from the verb levigare, from levis 'smooth'.
More definitions of levigateDefinition of levigate in:
- The US English dictionary