transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin lixivium lye, from lixivius made of lye, from lixa lye — more at liquid Date: 1758 to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation • lixiviation noun

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  • Lixiviate — Lix*iv i*ate, Lixivited Lix*iv i* ted, a. [From {Lixivium}.] 1. Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with salts from wood ashes. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lixiviate — Lix*iv i*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lixiviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lixiviating}.] To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as ashes, for the purpose of extracting the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lixiviate — (v.) 1758, from pp. stem of Mod.L. lixiviare, from L. lixivium, neut. of lixivius made into lye, from lix ashes, lye …   Etymology dictionary

  • lixiviate — [lik siv′ē āt΄] vt. lixiviated, lixiviating [see LIXIVIUM & ATE1] LEACH1 lixiviation n …   English World dictionary

  • lixiviate — lixiviation, n. /lik siv ee ayt /, v.t., lixiviated, lixiviating. to treat with a solvent; leach. [1640 50; LIXIVI(UM) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lixiviate — verb /lɪˈksɪvɪeɪt/ To separate a substance into soluble and insoluble components through percolation …   Wiktionary

  • lixiviate — lix·iv·i·ate lik siv ē .āt vt, at·ed; at·ing to extract a soluble constituent from (a solid mixture) by washing or percolation lix·iv·i·a·tion (.)lik .siv ē ā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • lixiviate — lix·iv·i·ate || lɪk sɪvɪeɪt v. treat with a solvent, remove the soluble matter from an insoluble substance (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lixiviate — [lɪk sɪvɪeɪt] verb Chemistry, archaic separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble constituents by percolation. Derivatives lixiviation noun Origin C17: from mod. L. lixiviat , lixiviare impregnate with lye …   English new terms dictionary

  • lixiviate — lix·iv·i·ate …   English syllables

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