levigate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create into a smooth, good powder or paste, as by milling when wet.
    • to split up good particles from coarse by milling in liquid.
    • To suspend in a liquid.
    • which will make smooth; polish.
    • To free of grit; to lessen to an impalpable dust or paste.
    • To mix thoroughly, as fluids or semiliquids.
    • To polish.
    • To make smooth in action.
    • theoretically, to make smooth by massaging in a moist problem between hard areas, as in grinding pigments.
  • adjective:
    • Smooth.
    • Soft.
    • Alleviated.
    • Made less harsh or burdensome; relieved.
    • Made smooth, just as if refined.
  • verb:
    • In order to make smooth or polish.
    • which will make into a smooth paste or fine dust.
    • To separate finer grains from coarser people by suspension in a liquid.
    • To lighten.
    • To belittle
  • others:
    • To rub or work to an excellent impalpable powder, as in a mortar. See levigation.
    • To plane; polish; make smooth.
    • Smooth as though polished; having a polished surface: applied in botany to leaves, seeds, etc. In Addition lævigate.
    • To lighten; make light of; belittle the importance of.
    • Lightened; relieved.

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