verb[with object] Metallurgy
mid 19th century: from Latin liquat- 'made liquid', from the verb liquare; related to liquor.
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- 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.
Definition of liquate in:
- The US English dictionary