[ lahy-kweyt ]
/ ˈlaɪ kweɪt /
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verb (used with object), li·quat·ed, li·quat·ing.
to heat (an alloy or mixture) sufficiently to melt the more fusible matter and thus to separate it from the rest, as in the refining of tin.
verb (used without object), li·quat·ed, li·quat·ing.
to become separated by such a fusion (often followed by out).
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Origin of liquate
OTHER WORDS FROM liquateli·qua·tion [lahy-kwey-shuhn, -zhuhn], /laɪˈkweɪ ʃən, -ʒən/, noun
Words nearby liquate
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British Dictionary definitions for liquate
/ (ˈlaɪkweɪt) /
(tr often foll by out) to separate one component of (an alloy, impure metal, or ore) by heating so that the more fusible part melts
Derived forms of liquateliquation, noun
Word Origin for liquate
C17: from Latin liquāre to dissolve
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