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View synonyms for lixiviate

lixiviate

[ lik-siv-ee-eyt ]

verb (used with object)

, lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing.
  1. to treat with a solvent; leach.


lixiviate

/ lɪkˈsɪvɪˌeɪt /

verb

  1. tr chem a less common word for leach 1 lixiviate


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Derived Forms

  • lixˌiviˈation, noun
  • lixˈivial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • lix·ivi·ation noun
  • nonlix·ivi·ated adjective
  • nonlix·ivi·ation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lixiviate1

First recorded in 1640–50; lixivi(um) + -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lixiviate1

C17: from lixivium

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