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tr.v. lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing, lix·iv·i·ates
To wash or percolate the soluble matter from (solid material).

[Late Latin lixīvium, lye (from Latin lixīvius, of lye, from lix, lye) + -ate.]

lix·iv′i·a′tion n.
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the process of leaching alkaline salts from ashes by pouring water on them. — lixivial, — lixivious, adj.
See also: Processes
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It is believed that the presence of the organic fertilizer provides decrease in the losses through volatilization, lixiviation or immobilization of nutrients, what might have contributed for the obtaining of high watermelon productions even in the highest manure ratios.
Thus, there time needed for the cell membranes to go back to its crystalline state without cell damage, decreasing lixiviation of solutes (Ataide et al., 2016).
For treatments irrigated with water of salinity 4.00 dS [m.sup.-1], the irrigation depth was 10% superior to the irrigation depth of the lower salinity treatment, in order to reduce risks of salinity by lixiviation of salts present in the root environment (Ayers & Westcot, 1999).
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This soil's high porosity and weak cementation between particles originate from two specific physicochemical geological processes: lixiviation and laterization (Camapum de Carvalho and Mortari, 1994).
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