verb (used with object), e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing.
Origin of elucidate
Examples from the Web for elucidation
The first elucidation of physiologic basis for the connection began in the next decade.Can Being With Your Family on Thanksgiving Actually Kill You?|Kent Sepkowitz|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such side-stepping will frustrate newcomers in search of elucidation, or at the very least a fuller picture.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bonomo first furnished this valuable species of elucidation.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
Illustrations are introduced wherever they are necessary for the elucidation of the text.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
He then entered into a copious display and elucidation of his subject.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
If you, with your business training, cant see the merit of it, it would be a waste of time for me to attempt any elucidation.The Best Policy|Elliott Flower
I am totally unable to give a definition of the word avver, and should feel much gratified by any correspondent's elucidation.
Word Origin for elucidate
1560s, noun of action from elucidate.
1560s, perhaps via Middle French élucider (15c.) or directly from Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare "make clear," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + lucidus "clear" (see lucid). Related: Elucidated; elucidates; elucidating.