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levigate Line breaks: levi|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛvɪɡeɪt/

Definition of levigate in English:


[with object] archaic
Reduce (a substance) to a fine powder or smooth paste: this clay, carefully levigated, yielded a red ware
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  • 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.


Pronunciation: /lɛvɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/


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

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