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).
Origin of liquate
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(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
Word Origin for liquate
C17: from Latin liquāre to dissolve
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