Word of the Day – Lixiviate

By July 12, 2018 Word of the Day

Lixiviate (verb) (chemistry) (archaic)


Separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble constituents by the percolation of liquid.

Mid 17th century: from modern Latin lixiviat- ‘impregnated with lye’, from the verb lixiviare, from lixivius ‘made into lye’, from lix ‘lye’.

Example sentences

“You had to lixiviate the wood with water to extract the dye.”

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