[ ih-loo-tree-eyt ]
/ ɪˈlu triˌeɪt /
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.
Words nearby elutriate
Origin of elutriate
OTHER WORDS FROM elutriatee·lu·tri·a·tion, noun
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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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