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levigate

[ verb lev-i-geyt; adjective lev-i-git, -geyt ]
/ verb 藞l蓻v 瑟藢ge瑟t; adjective 藞l蓻v 瑟 g瑟t, -藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), lev路i路gat路ed, lev路i路gat路ing.
to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, as in a mortar, with or without the addition of a liquid.
Chemistry. to make a homogeneous mixture of, as gels.
adjective
Botany. having a smooth, glossy surface; glabrous.
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Origin of levigate

1605鈥15; <Latin l膿vig膩tus, past participle of l膿vig膩re to smooth, pulverize, equivalent to l膿v(is) smooth + -ig膩re v. suffix see fumigate, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM levigate

lev路i路ga路tion, nounlev路i路ga路tor, nounun路lev路i路gat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for levigate

levigate
/ (藞l蓻v瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb chem
(tr) to grind into a fine powder or a smooth paste
to form or cause to form a homogeneous mixture, as in the production of gels
(tr) to suspend (fine particles) by grinding in a liquid, esp as a method of separating fine from coarse particles
adjective
botany having a smooth polished surface; glabrous

Derived forms of levigate

levigation, nounlevigator, noun

Word Origin for levigate

C17: from Latin l膿vig膩re, from l膿vis smooth
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