- to treat with a solvent; leach.
Origin of lixiviate
Examples from the Web for lixiviation
Historical Examples of lixiviation
In either event, whether obtained from wool residues or from lixiviation of wood-ash, it would be an impure potash.De Re Metallica
Other ores there vary from this, however, and are said to be best suited to the lixiviation process.The Crest of the Continent
He employed a series of cylinders, arranged vertically, in which the wood was subjected to a methodical system of lixiviation.
The Pollok process is a newer, and stated to be a cheaper mode of lixiviation by chlorine.Getting Gold
J. C. F. Johnson
The niter was obtained from lixiviation of nitrous earth found under old houses, barns, etc.
Word Origin for lixiviate
1758, from past participle stem of Modern Latin lixiviare, from Latin lixivium, neuter of lixivius "made into lye," from lix "ashes, lye."
- The removal of the soluble constituents of a substance by the action of a percolating liquid.leaching