Definition for EL-I-QUA'TION

EL-I-QUA'TION, n. [L. eliquo, to melt; e and liquo.]

In chimistry, the operation by which a more fusible substance is separated from one that is less so, by means of a degree of heat sufficient to melt the one and not the other; as, an alloy of copper and lead. Encyc. Ure.

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