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elutriate

[ ih-loo-tree-eyt ]
/ 瑟藞lu tri藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路lu路tri路at路ed, e路lu路tri路at路ing.
to purify by washing and straining or decanting.
to separate the light and heavy particles of by washing.
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Origin of elutriate

1725鈥35; <Latin 膿lutri膩t(us) (past participle of 膿lutri膩re) washed out, equivalent to 膿-e-1 + lutri- wash + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM elutriate

e路lu路tri路a路tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for elutriate

elutriate
/ (瑟藞lu藧tr瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting

Derived forms of elutriate

elutriation, nounelutriator, noun

Word Origin for elutriate

C18: from Latin 膿l奴tri膩re to wash out, from 膿luere, from 膿- out + lavere to wash
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