lixivium [lik-siv-ee-uh m] Word Origin noun, plural lix·iv·i·ums, lix·iv·i·a [lik-siv-ee-uh] /lɪkˈsɪv i ə/.

  1. the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
  2. any solution obtained by leaching.

Origin of lixivium First recorded in 1605–15, lixivium is from the Latin word lixīvium lye British Dictionary definitions for lixivia lixivium noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

  1. the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
  2. any solution obtained by leaching

Word Origin for lixivium C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye

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