levigation


levigation

verb (used with object), lev·i·gat·ed, lev·i·gat·ing.

  1. to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, as in a mortar, with or without the addition of a liquid.
  2. Chemistry. to make a homogeneous mixture of, as gels.

adjective

  1. Botany. having a smooth, glossy surface; glabrous.

verb chem

  1. (tr) to grind into a fine powder or a smooth paste
  2. to form or cause to form a homogeneous mixture, as in the production of gels
  3. (tr) to suspend (fine particles) by grinding in a liquid, esp as a method of separating fine from coarse particles

adjective

  1. botany having a smooth polished surface; glabrous

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