Liquate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Liquate lī"kwāt To melt; to become liquid.
    • v. t Liquate (Metal) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • liquate To melt; liquefy; specifically, in metallurgy, to separate, as one metal from another less fusible, by applying just sufficient heat to melt the more easily liquefiable, so that it can be run off from the other. Also eliquate.
    • liquate To become liquefied or dissolved; melt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Liquate lik′wāt to melt: to separate one metal from another which is less fusible, by applying sufficient heat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. liquatus, p. p. of liquare, to melt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. liquāre, -ātumliquēre, to be fluid.

Usage

In literature:

The exhausted liquation cakes are "dried" at the same time as other good exhausted liquation cakes.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
Again, The concretion of Ice will not endure a dry attrition without liquation; for if it be rubbed long with a cloth, it melteth.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)" by Thomas Browne
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In news:

When a brazing filler metal (BFM) is melted during a brazing process, it is not uncommon for " liquation " to occur.
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