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verb 
  1. to separate a substance into soluble and insoluble components through percolation
  • 1997: the Slaves are out in the Storm, doing their Owners" Laundry, observing and reading each occurrence of Blood, Semen, Excrement, Saliva, Urine, Sweat, Road-Mud, dead Skin, and other such Data of Biography, whose pure form they practice Daily, before all is lixiviated "neath Heaven. " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
Etymology: From Latin lixiviare, from lixivius "made into lye", from lix "ashes, lye".


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