Definition of levigate in English:

levigate

Syllabification: lev·i·gate
Pronunciation: /ˈlevəˌgāt
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Reduce (a substance) to a fine powder or smooth paste.
    More 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.

Derivatives

levigation

Pronunciation: /ˌlevəˈgāSHən/
noun

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin levigat- 'made smooth, polished', from the verb levigare, from levis 'smooth'.

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