liquate(redirected from liquates)
tr.v. li·quat·ed, li·quat·ing, li·quates
To separate (the metals in an alloy) by melting the more fusible constituents while leaving the less fusible ones solid.
[Latin liquāre, liquāt-, to melt.]
(Metallurgy) (often foll by: out) to separate one component of (an alloy, impure metal, or ore) by heating so that the more fusible part melts
[C17: from Latin liquāre to dissolve]
v.t. -quat•ed, -quat•ing.
to heat (an alloy or mixture) sufficiently to melt the more fusible matter and thus to separate it from the rest.
li•qua′tion (-ʃən, -ʒən) n.
Past participle: liquated