lixiviate[lik siv′ē āt′]
transitive verblix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing, lix·iv·i·ates
Origin of lixiviateLate Latin lixīvium, lye (from Latin lixīvius, of lye, from lix, lye) + –ate1.
(third-person singular simple present lixiviates, present participle lixiviating, simple past and past participle lixiviated)
(comparative more lixiviate, superlative most lixiviate)
- Of or relating to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alkaline salts.
- Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Latin lixivio, from lixivius (â€œmade into lyeâ€), from lix (â€œashes, lyeâ€).