[ lik-siv-ee-uh m ]
/ lɪkˈsɪv i əm /

noun, plural lix·iv·i·ums, lix·iv·i·a [lik-siv-ee-uh] /lɪkˈsɪv i ə/.

the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
any solution obtained by leaching.

Words nearby lixivium

Origin of lixivium

First recorded in 1605–15, lixivium is from the Latin word lixīvium lye Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lixivia

/ (lɪkˈsɪvɪəm) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
any solution obtained by leaching

Word Origin for lixivium

C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye
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