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elute

[ee-loot, ih-loot] /iˈlut, ɪˈlut/
verb (used with object), eluted, eluting. Physical Chemistry.
1.
to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.
Origin of elute
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin ēlūtus, past participle of ēluere to wash out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + -luere, combining form of lavere to wash (see lave1)
Related forms
elution, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elute

elute

/iːˈluːt; ɪˈluːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to wash out (a substance) by the action of a solvent, as in chromatography
Derived Forms
elution, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ēlūtus rinsed out, from ēluere to wash clean, from luere to wash, lave
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