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.
Origin of elutriate
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Related Words for elutriatebathe, scrub, soak, dredge, mop, flush, scrape, sweep, wash, disinfect, brush, vacuum, dust, cleanse, wipe, rinse, pick, absolve, atone, lustrate
(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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