Definition of levigate in English:

levigate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Reduce (a substance) to a fine powder or smooth paste.

    • ‘Eighteen cars broke the qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway after the track was levigated, but the grinding of the surface led to problems involving holes in the pavement.’
    mash, purée, cream, crush, press, smash, liquidize, liquefy, sieve, shred, squash, pound, beat, macerate, mill, grind, mince, soften, mangle
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin levigat- ‘made smooth, polished’, from the verb levigare, from levis ‘smooth’.

Pronunciation

levigate

/ˈlɛvəˌɡeɪt//ˈlevəˌɡāt/