Meaning of LIQUATE in English


ˈlīˌkwāt also ˈli-, usu -ād.+V verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Latin liquatus, past participle of liquare; akin to Latin liquēre to be fluid — more at liquid

transitive verb

: to cause (a metal or other substance that is more fusible than a substance with which it is combined) to separate out by the application of heat — often used with out

liquating the impure metal out

intransitive verb

: to become separated from a less fusible substance by being subjected to heat — often used with out

metallic lead that readily liquates out

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