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lix·iv·i·ate  audio  (lk-sv-t) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
lix·iv·i·at·ed, lix·iv·i·at·ing, lix·iv·i·ates
To wash or percolate the soluble matter from.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin lixvium, lye (from Latin lixvius, of lye, from lix, lye) + -ate1

OTHER FORMS:
lix·ivi·ation(Noun)


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