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levigate (LEV uh git) (s) (noun), levigates (pl)
1. A smooth, fine powder or paste which was ground up when moist: The worker produced the levigates of a mineral into fine granules with a mixer.
2. Very small particles that have come from coarse ones by grinding them in water: Jim obtained the pulverized granules from the rougher ones by suspending the levigates in a liquid.
3. Something that is flat so it can be polished: The workers had a liquid mixture which was a smooth, uniform liquid composition; such as, a paste or a gel that was a levigate which could be utilized to make the top of the table smooth and shiny.
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levigate (LEV i gayt") (verb), levigates; levigated; levigating
1. To rub or to reduce to fine particles as when pulverizing something with or without the addition of a liquid: A smooth paste can be obtained by first levigating zinc oxide with a small amount of glycerin.
2. To separate fine powder from coarser material by suspending it in a liquid: Jacob was levigating sand and gravel so he could put the smaller particles around his cacti plants. 3. Etymology: from Latin levigare, "to make smooth, to pulverize"; from levis, "smooth" + agere "to make, to drive, to lead, to do" a : to grind to a fine smooth powder while in moist condition  b : to separate (fine powder) from coarser material by suspending in a liquid
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