Levigated
Levigate Lev"i*gate (-g[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Levigated} (-g[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Levigating}.] [L. levigatus, p. p. of levigare to make smooth, fr. l[=e]vis smooth; akin to Gr. lei^os.] To make smooth in various senses: (a) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste. (b) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids. (c) To polish. (d) To make smooth in action. `` When use hath levigated the organs.'' --Barrow. (e) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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