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|a.||1.||Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium.|
|2.||Of the color of lye; resembling lye.|
|3.||Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.