levigate (levigates, present participle levigating; 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.


  1. Smooth.
  2. (rare) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.

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