Definition of liquate in English:

liquate

Line breaks: li|quate
Pronunciation: /lɪˈkweɪt
 
/

verb

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

liquation

Pronunciation: /-ˈkweɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More 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.

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