lixiviate [lik-siv-ee-eyt] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing.
- to treat with a solvent; leach.
Origin of lixiviate First recorded in 1640–50;+ Related formslix·iv·i·a·tion, nounnon·lix·iv·i·at·ed, adjectivenon·lix·iv·i·a·tion, noun 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.
Other ores there vary from this, however, and are said to be best suited to the lixiviation process.
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.
J. C. F. Johnson
The niter was obtained from lixiviation of nitrous earth found under old houses, barns, etc.
British Dictionary definitions for lixiviation lixiviate verb
- (tr) chem a less common word for ,
Derived Formslixivial, adjectivelixiviation, nounWord Origin for lixiviate C17: from lixivium Word Origin and History for lixiviation lixiviate v.
1758, from past participle stem of Modern Latin lixiviare, from Latin lixivium, neuter of lixivius “made into lye,” from lix “ashes, lye.”
lixiviation in Medicine lixiviation [lĭk-sĭv′ē-ā′shən] n.
- The removal of the soluble constituents of a substance by the action of a percolating liquid.leaching
Related formslix•iv′i•ate′ (lĭk-sĭv′ē-āt′) v.