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elutriate

play
verb elu·tri·ate \ē-ˈlü-trē-ˌāt\

Definition of elutriate

elutriatedelutriating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to purify, separate, or remove by washing

elutriation play \ē-ˌlü-trē-ˈā-shən\ noun
elutriator play \ē-ˈlü-trē-ˌā-tər\ noun


Origin of elutriate

Latin elutriatus, past participle of elutriare to put in a vat, perhaps from *elutrum vat, from Greek elytron reservoir, literally, covering


First Known Use: circa 1727


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