- the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
- any solution obtained by leaching.
Origin of lixivium
First recorded in 1605–15, lixivium is from the Latin word lixīvium lye
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- the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
- any solution obtained by leaching
C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye
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