Lev"i*gate (?), a. [L. levigatus, p. p. of levigare to lighten, fr. lvis light.]

Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.

[Obs.]

Sir. T. Elyot.

 

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Lev"i*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Levigated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Levigating.] [L. levigatus, p. p. of levigare to make smooth, fr. lvis smooth; akin to Gr. .]

To make smooth in various senses

: (a)

To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste.

(b)

To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids.

(c)

To polish.

(d)

To make smooth in action.

" When use hath levigated the organs." Barrow. (e)

Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments

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Lev"i*gate (?), a. [L. levigatus, p. p.]

Made smooth, as if polished.

 

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