levigate

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From levigatus, past participle of Latin levigo (I smoothen).

Verb[edit]

levigate (third-person singular simple present levigates, present participle levigating, simple past and past participle levigated)

  1. (transitive) To make smooth or polish.
  2. (transitive) To make into a smooth paste or fine powder.
  3. (transitive) To separate finer grains from coarser ones by suspension in a liquid.
  4. (transitive, rare) To lighten.
  5. (transitive, rare) To belittle.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

levigate (comparative more levigate, superlative most levigate)

  1. Smooth.
  2. (rare) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir. T. Elyot to this entry?)

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

levigate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of levigare
  2. second-person plural imperative of levigare
  3. feminine plural of levigato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

lēvigāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lēvigātus