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lixiviate

Line breaks: lix¦ivi|ate
Pronunciation: /lɪkˈsɪvɪeɪt
 
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Definition of lixiviate in English:

verb

[with object] Chemistry , archaic
Separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble constituents by the percolation of liquid: the dyestuff was extracted by lixiviating freshly cut wood with water

Origin

mid 17th century: from modern Latin lixiviat- 'impregnated with lye', from the verb lixiviare, from lixivius 'made into lye', from lix 'lye'.

Derivatives

lixiviation

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

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