Definition of liquate in English:

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Pronunciation: /lɪˈkweɪt/


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



Pronunciation: /lɪˈkweɪʃ(ə)n/
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.


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

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Line breaks: li|quate

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