levigate

  • 1 Levigate — Lev i*gate ( g[asl]t), a. [L. levigatus, p. p. of levigare to lighten, fr. l[e^]vis light.] Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 Levigate — Lev i*gate ( g[asl]t), a. [L. levigatus, p. p.] Made smooth, as if polished. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 levigate — [lev′i gāt΄] vt. levigated, levigating [< L levigatus, pp. of levigare, to make smooth, polish < levis, smooth (see LIME1) + agere, to make (see ACT1)] 1. to grind to a fine, smooth powder 2. to separate fine particles from coarse particles …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 levigate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin levigatus, past participle of levigare to make smooth, from levis smooth (akin to Greek leios smooth and perhaps to Latin linere to smear) + igare (akin to agere to drive) more at lime, agent Date …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 levigate — adj. [L. levigare, to make smooth] Smooth surfaced; polished …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 7 levigate — levigation, n. levigator, n. v. /lev i gayt /; adj. /lev i git, gayt /, v., levigated, levigating, adj. v.t. 1. to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, as in a mortar, with or without the addition of a liquid. 2. Chem. to make a homogeneous… …

    Universalium

  • 8 levigate — verb To make smooth …

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  • 9 levigate — lev·i·gate lev ə .gāt vt, gat·ed; gat·ing to grind to a fine smooth powder while in moist condition <by first levigating the zinc oxide with a small amount of glycerin a smooth paste is obtained (Art of Compounding)> lev·i·ga·tion .lev ə gā …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10 levigate — v. grind into powder; smooth, polish; prepare a homogeneous mixture (Chemistry) adj. smooth, shiny, polished …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 levigate — [ lɛvɪgeɪt] verb archaic reduce to a fine powder or smooth paste. Derivatives levigation noun Origin C16 (earlier (C15) as levigation): from L. levigat , levigare to make smooth, polish , from levis smooth …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 levigate — v. a. Pulverize, comminute, triturate, grind, bruise, bray, reduce to powder …

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  • 13 levigate — lev·i·gate …

    English syllables

  • 14 levigate — lev•i•gate [[t]ˈlɛv ɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, with or without the addition of a liquid • Etymology: 1605–15; < L lēvigātus, ptp. of lēvigāre to smooth, pulverize =lēv(is) smooth + igāre v.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 levigate — /ˈlɛvəgeɪt/ (say levuhgayt) verb (t) (levigated, levigating) 1. to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, as in a mortar, with or without the addition of a liquid. 2. Chemistry to make a homogeneous mixture of, as gels. {Latin lēvigātus, past… …

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  • 16 levigate —   v.t. make smooth; polish; mix thoroughly; reduce to powder or paste; a. smooth.    ♦ levigation,    ♦ levigator, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 17 levigate — v.tr. 1 reduce to a fine smooth powder. 2 make a smooth paste of. Derivatives: levigation n. Etymology: L levigare levigat f. levis smooth …

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  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 Levigating — 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… …

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  • 20 Dust — (d[u^]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dusting}.] 1. To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with dust. [1913 Webster] 3. To reduce to a fine… …

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