[ lik-siv-ee-uh m ]
/ lɪkˈsɪv i əm /

noun, plural lix·iv·i·ums, lix·iv·i·a [lik-siv-ee-uh] /lɪkˈsɪv i ə/.

the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
any solution obtained by leaching.

Origin of lixivium

First recorded in 1605–15, lixivium is from the Latin word lixīvium lye Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lixivium


/ (lɪkˈsɪvɪəm) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
any solution obtained by leaching

Word Origin for lixivium

C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye
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