verb (used with object), lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing.
Examples from the Web for lixiviation
He employed a series of cylinders, arranged vertically, in which the wood was subjected to a methodical system of lixiviation.
A good deal of salt is made by lixiviation of the soil and evaporating by fire.
When the calcined mineral becomes thoroughly cold, we may proceed to the lixiviation.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Other ores there vary from this, however, and are said to be best suited to the lixiviation process.The Crest of the Continent|Ernest Ingersoll
The Pollok process is a newer, and stated to be a cheaper mode of lixiviation by chlorine.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for lixiviation
Word Origin for lixiviate
Word Origin and History for lixiviation
1758, from past participle stem of Modern Latin lixiviare, from Latin lixivium, neuter of lixivius "made into lye," from lix "ashes, lye."