levigation


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levigation

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

levigation

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

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]

levigation

the grinding to a powder of a moist or hard substance.
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Objectives: The main objectives of the W-LAP project are to drastically reduce (more than threefold) water consumption in tile finishing, and to minimise levigation sludge production.
6 kg of levigation sludge/m2 of finished materials per square metre of finished materials will be reduced to zero without affecting tile weight;