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/.
- the solution, containing alkaline salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes with water; lye.
- 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)
- the alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ash with water; lye
- any solution obtained by leaching
Word Origin for lixivium C17: from Late Latin, from lix lye