To separate (the metals in an alloy) by melting the more fusible constituents while leaving the less fusible ones solid.
(metallurgy) To heat (a metal, etc.) in order to separate a fusible substance from one less fusible.
To melt; to become liquid.
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Origin of liquate
- Latin liquāre liquāt- to melt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin liquatus, past participle of liquare (“to melt").