verb (used with object), e·lut·ed, e·lut·ing. Physical Chemistry.
to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.
Origin of elute
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(tr) to wash out (a substance) by the action of a solvent, as in chromatography
Word Origin for elute
C18: from Latin ēlūtus rinsed out, from ēluere to wash clean, from luere to wash, lave
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