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