- to purify by washing and straining or decanting.
- to separate the light and heavy particles of by washing.
Origin of elutriate
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- (tr) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting
Word Origin for elutriate
C18: from Latin ēlūtriāre to wash out, from ēluere, from ē- out + lavere to wash
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