Lixivial salts
Lixivial Lix*iv"i*al, a. [L. lixivius, fr. lix ashes, lye ashes, lye: cf. F. lixiviel.] 1. Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. Of the color of lye; resembling lye. [1913 Webster]

3. Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes. [1913 Webster]

{Lixivial salts} (Old Chem.), salts which are obtained by passing water through ashes, or by pouring it on them. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lixivial — Lix*iv i*al, a. [L. lixivius, fr. lix ashes, lye ashes, lye: cf. F. lixiviel.] 1. Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lixivium — Lix*iv i*um, n. [L. lixivium, lixivia. See {Lixivial}.] A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; hence, any solution obtained by lixiviation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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