verb[with object] archaic
Reduce (a substance) to a fine powder or smooth paste: this clay, carefully levigated, yielded a red ware
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.
mid 16th century: from Latin levigat- 'made smooth, polished', from the verb levigare, from levis 'smooth'.
Definition of levigate in:
- The US English dictionary