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lev·i·gate

 (lĕv′ĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. lev·i·gat·ed, lev·i·gat·ing, lev·i·gates
1.
a. To make into a smooth, fine powder or paste, as by grinding when moist.
b. To separate fine particles from coarse by grinding in water.
2. To suspend in a liquid.
3. To make smooth; polish.
adj. (-gāt′, -gĭt)
Smooth.

[Latin lēvigāre, lēvigāt- : lēvis, smooth; see lei- in Indo-European roots + agere, to make, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

lev′i·ga′tion n.

levigate

(ˈlɛvɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to grind into a fine powder or a smooth paste
2. (Chemistry) to form or cause to form a homogeneous mixture, as in the production of gels
3. (Chemistry) (tr) to suspend (fine particles) by grinding in a liquid, esp as a method of separating fine from coarse particles
adj
4. (Chemistry) botany having a smooth polished surface; glabrous
5. (Botany) botany having a smooth polished surface; glabrous
[C17: from Latin lēvigāre, from lēvis smooth]
ˌleviˈgation n
ˈleviˌgator n

lev•i•gate

(ˈlɛv ɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to rub, grind, or reduce to a fine powder, with or without the addition of a liquid.
[1605–15; < Latin lēvigātus, past participle of lēvigāre to smooth, pulverize =lēv(is) smooth + -igāre v. suffix (compare fumigate)]
lev`i•ga′tion, n.

levigate


Past participle: levigated
Gerund: levigating

Imperative
levigate
levigate
Present
I levigate
you levigate
he/she/it levigates
we levigate
you levigate
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Preterite
I levigated
you levigated
he/she/it levigated
we levigated
you levigated
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Present Continuous
I am levigating
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he/she/it is levigating
we are levigating
you are levigating
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Present Perfect
I have levigated
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we have levigated
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Past Continuous
I was levigating
you were levigating
he/she/it was levigating
we were levigating
you were levigating
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Past Perfect
I had levigated
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he/she/it had levigated
we had levigated
you had levigated
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Future
I will levigate
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he/she/it will levigate
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Future Perfect
I will have levigated
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Future Continuous
I will be levigating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been levigating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been levigating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been levigating
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Conditional
I would levigate
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Past Conditional
I would have levigated
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