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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.


the process of leaching alkaline salts from ashes by pouring water on them. — lixivial, — lixivious, adj.
See also: Processes
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