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levigated

levigated


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Levigate  \Lev"i*gate\  (-g[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Levigated} 
  (-g[=a]`t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Levigating}.]  [L. 
  levigatus  p.  p.  of  levigare  to  make  smooth,  fr  l[=e]vis 
  smooth;  akin  to  Gr  lei^os.] 
  To  make  smooth  in  various  senses: 
  a  To  free  from  grit;  to  reduce  to  an  impalpable  powder  or 
  paste. 
  b  To  mix  thoroughly,  as  liquids  or  semiliquids. 
  c  To  polish. 
  d  To  make  smooth  in  action  ``  When  use  hath  levigated  the 
  organs.''  --Barrow. 
  e  Technically,  to  make  smooth  by  rubbing  in  a  moist 
  condition  between  hard  surfaces,  as  in  grinding  pigments.