Definition of lixivial in US English:

lixivial

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or of the nature of lixivium or lye; obtained by lixiviation. Formerly also: †alkaline (obsolete). Now rare (chiefly historical).

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Walter Charleton (1620–1707), physician and natural philosopher. From post-classical Latin lixivialis, adjective and noun from classical Latin lixīvium + -ālis.

Pronunciation

lixivial

/lɪkˈsɪvɪəl/