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liquate Syllabification: li·quate
Pronunciation: /ˈlīˌkwāt/ /ˈlikˌwāt/

Definition of liquate in English:


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


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



Pronunciation: /līˈkwāSHən/ /li-/
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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