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Separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble constituents by the percolation of liquid.‘the dyestuff was extracted by lixiviating freshly cut wood with water’drain, filter, percolate, filtrate, discharge, strain, leak, separateView synonyms
Mid 17th century: from modern Latin lixiviat- ‘impregnated with lye’, from the verb lixiviare, from lixivius ‘made into lye’, from lix ‘lye’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.