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Meaning of LIXIVIATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lix*iv"i*ate\, Lixivited \Lix*iv"i*`ted\, a. [From
    {Lixivium}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of
       alkaline salts.
    
    2. Impregnated with salts from wood ashes. --Boyle.
    
    
  2. \Lix*iv"i*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lixiviated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Lixiviating}.]
    To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating
    soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as
    ashes, for the purpose of extracting the alkaline substances.
    
    
 

 

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