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  • adj. Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium.
  • adj. Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.
  • adj. Of the colour of lye; resembling lye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Impregnated with, or consisting of, alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes; impregnated with a salt or salts like a lixivium.
  • adj. Of the color of lye; resembling lye.
  • adj. Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obtained by lixiviation; impregnated with alkaline matter extracted from woodashes.
  • Containing or consisting of salts so extracted.
  • Of the color of lye; resembling lye.
  • Having the qualities of alkaline salts extracted from wood-ashes.

Etymologies

Latin lixivius, from lix ashes, lye ashes, lye: compare French lixiviel. (Wiktionary)

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