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lixiviate

[ lik-siv-ee-eyt ]
/ l瑟k藞s瑟v i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), lix路iv路i路at路ed, lix路iv路i路at路ing.
to treat with a solvent; leach.
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Origin of lixiviate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lixiviate

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

Words nearby lixiviate

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British Dictionary definitions for lixiviate

lixiviate
/ (l瑟k藞s瑟v瑟藢e瑟t) /

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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