| The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.|
|TRANSITIVE VERB:||Inflected forms: lev·i·gat·ed, lev·i·gat·ing, lev·i·gates|
1a. To make into a smooth, fine powder or paste, as by grinding when moist. b. To separate fine particles from coarse by grinding in water. 2. To suspend in a liquid. 3. To make smooth; polish.
|ADJECTIVE:||(-gt, -gt) Smooth. |
|ETYMOLOGY:||Latin lvigre, lvigt- : lvis, smooth; see lei- in Appendix I + agere, to make, do; see ag- in Appendix I.|
|OTHER FORMS:||levi·gation NOUN|
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