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levigation

 [lev″ĭ-ga´shun]
the grinding to a powder of a moist or hard substance.
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lev·i·ga·tion

(lev'i-gā'shŭn)
Process of moistening a powdered chemical before mixing it into a cream or ointment to lessen the graininess of the drug.
[L. levigatio, fr. levis, smooth]
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