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lixiviate

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Verb (transitive)
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lix=iv=i=ate

CIDE DICTIONARY

lixiviatea. [From Lixivium.].
  •  Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.  Boyle.  [1913 Webster]
lixiviatev. t. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lixiviate, v.tr. separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble constituents by the percolation of liquid.

Derivative
lixiviation n.
Etymology
L lixivius made into lye f. lix lye

ROGET THESAURUS

lixiviate

Cleanness

VB be clean, render clean, clean, cleanse, mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, scour, swab, scrub, brush up, wash, lave, launder, buck, absterge, deterge, decrassify, clear, purify, depurate, despumate, defecate, purge, expurgate, elutriate, lixiviate, edulcorate, clarify, refine, rack, filter, filtrate, drain, strain, disinfect, fumigate, ventilate, deodorize, whitewash, castrate, emasculate, sift, winnow, pick, weed, comb, rake, brush, sweep, rout out, clear out, sweep out, make a clean sweep of.


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