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Meaning of lixivium

lix•iv•i•um

Pronunciation: (lik-siv'ē-um), [key]
— pl. lix•iv•i•ums, lix•iv•i•a
  1. the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
  2. any solution obtained by leaching.
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