- to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain: an explanation that elucidated his recent strange behavior.
- to provide clarification; explain.
Origin of elucidate
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Examples from the Web for elucidative
Not being nearly as eloquent or elucidative as my great-great grandfather, I will leave the great man to speak for himself.Winthrop Roosevelt on the Oil Boom that Threatens His Great-Great-Grandfather’s Legacy
April 2, 2013
- to make clear (something obscure or difficult); clarify
C16: from Late Latin ēlūcidāre to enlighten; see lucid
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Word Origin and History for elucidative
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