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- n. A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.
- n. Any solution obtained by lixiviation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; hence, any solution obtained by lixiviation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Water impregnated with alkaline salts extracted from wood-ashes; lye: sometimes applied to other extracts.
Latin lixivium, lixivia. See lixivial. (Wiktionary)