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liquate

[ lahy-kweyt ]
/ 藞la瑟 kwe瑟t /
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verb (used with object), li路quat路ed, li路quat路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路quat路ed, li路quat路ing.
to become separated by such a fusion (often followed by out).
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Origin of liquate

1660鈥70; <Latin liqu膩tus, past participle of liqu膩re to liquefy, melt. See liquid, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM liquate

li路qua路tion [lahy-kwey-shuhn, -zhuhn], /la瑟藞kwe瑟 蕛蓹n, -蕭蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for liquate

liquate
/ (藞la瑟kwe瑟t) /

verb
(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 liquate

liquation, noun

Word Origin for liquate

C17: from Latin liqu膩re to dissolve
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