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[ee-loot, ih-loot]
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verb (used with object), e·lut·ed, e·lut·ing. Physical Chemistry.
  1. to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.
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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)
Related formse·lu·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elute


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

Word Origin

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