Definition of lixiviate in English:

lixiviate

transitive verb

[with object] archaic Chemistry
  • 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

Pronunciation

lixiviate

/likˈsivēˌāt/ /lɪkˈsɪviˌeɪt/

Origin

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