Definition of lixiviate in English:

lixiviate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Chemistry
Archaic
  • 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, separate
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

lixiviate

/lɪkˈsɪvɪeɪt/