levigated

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Levigate \Lev"i*gate\ (-g[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Levigated} (-g[=a]'t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Levigating}.] [L. levigatus, p. p. of levigare to make smooth, fr. l[=e]vis smooth; akin to Gr. lei^os.] To make smooth in various senses: (a) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste. (b) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids. (c) To polish. (d) To make smooth in action. " When use hath levigated the organs." --Barrow. (e) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments.


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