[ ee-loot, ih-loot ]

verb (used with object),e·lut·ed, e·lut·ing.Physical Chemistry.
  1. to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.

Origin of elute

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)

Other words from elute

  • e·lu·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for elute


/ (iːˈluːt, ɪˈluːt) /

  1. (tr) to wash out (a substance) by the action of a solvent, as in chromatography

Origin of elute

C18: from Latin ēlūtus rinsed out, from ēluere to wash clean, from luere to wash, lave

Derived forms of elute

  • elution, noun

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