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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
they levigate
Preterite
I levigated
you levigated
he/she/it levigated
we levigated
you levigated
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Present Continuous
I am levigating
you are levigating
he/she/it is levigating
we are levigating
you are levigating
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Present Perfect
I have levigated
you have levigated
he/she/it has levigated
we have levigated
you 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
you had levigated
he/she/it had levigated
we had levigated
you had levigated
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Future
I will levigate
you will levigate
he/she/it will levigate
we will levigate
you will levigate
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Future Perfect
I will have levigated
you will have levigated
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Future Continuous
I will be levigating
you will be levigating
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they will be levigating
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
you had been levigating
he/she/it 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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by levigating the clay and adding tempers, very rarely a correspondence can be found between archaeological ceramics and geological clay sources (Sillar & Tite 2000; Buxeda i Garrigos et al.
I am implicit in a levigating of the inconvenient scree, grinding it down with the promise diversely given all of us.
These are 'real' clay bodies made on site here in my workshop in Balmoral Village in the Southern Highlands by the most ancient of techniques involving crushing, grinding, washing, levigating and ageing.