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To use the law to hinder innovation. Also, informally, to innovate through legal proceeding rather than through creative thinking.

From Latin “lex,” meaning law + French “novre,” to make new (see innovate word roots).

Loosely synonymous with "lixiviate"; to extract one substance from another.
HBO is trying to lexivate a new way to distribute their broadcasts. They are getting all over Sling Box because it is somewhat successful.
by Jaymes WIlliams April 27, 2006
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To use the law to hinder innovation. Also, informally, to innovate through legal proceeding rather than through creative thinking.

From Latin “lex,” meaning law + French “novre,” to make new (see innovate word roots).

Loosely synonymous with "lixiviate"; to extract one substance from another.
HBO is trying to lexivate a new way to distribute their broadcasts. They are getting all over Sling Box because it is somewhat successful.
by Jaymes E W April 27, 2006
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