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/ ɪˈlu triˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), e·lu·tri·at·ed, e·lu·tri·at·ing.
to purify by washing and straining or decanting.
to separate the light and heavy particles of by washing.
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British Dictionary definitions for elutriate
/ (ɪˈluːtrɪˌeɪt) /
(tr) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting
Derived forms of elutriateelutriation, nounelutriator, noun
Word Origin for elutriate
C18: from Latin ēlūtriāre to wash out, from ēluere, from ē- out + lavere to wash
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