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lixiviate Line breaks: lix¦ivi|ate
Pronunciation: /lɪkˈsɪvɪeɪt/

Definition of lixiviate in English:


[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


Pronunciation: /lɪksɪvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/


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

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