from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act or operation of grinding or rubbing a solid substance to a fine impalpable powder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act or operation of levigating.
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- noun The act or operation of
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RACE GRADE: B- Over five years after the famous "levigation," Charlotte's new asphalt has yet to deliver us the legendary races of old.
Finally I discarded altogether the use of fresh white of egg, and had recourse to dry powdered albumen, prepared by drying in a steam oven and levigation in a mortar.
In this state it was called _Giallolino di fornace_, and was introduced as a pigment for artists, under the erroneous conception that vitrification gives permanence to colours, when in truth it only increases the difficulty of levigation, and injures their texture for working.
It is a sulphuret of mercury, which previous to levigation is called Cinnabar; and is found native in quicksilver mines, as well as produced artificially.
_Fineness of texture_ is produced by extreme grinding and levigation.
_Chocolate Lead_, or Marrone Red, is a pigment prepared by calcining oxide of lead with about a third of copper oxide, and reducing the compound to a uniform tint by levigation.