lixiviate

[ lik-siv-ee-eyt ]
/ lɪkˈsɪv iˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing.

to treat with a solvent; leach.

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Origin of lixiviate

First recorded in 1640–50; lixivi(um) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM lixiviate

lix·iv·i·a·tion, nounnon·lix·iv·i·at·ed, adjectivenon·lix·iv·i·a·tion, noun

Words nearby lixiviate

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British Dictionary definitions for lixiviate

lixiviate
/ (lɪkˈsɪvɪˌeɪt) /

verb

(tr) chem a less common word for leach 1 (def. 1), lixiviate

Derived forms of lixiviate

lixivial, adjectivelixiviation, noun

Word Origin for lixiviate

C17: from lixivium
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