elutriate


elu·tri·ate

verb \ē-ˈlü-trē-ˌāt\
elu·tri·at·edelu·tri·at·ing

Definition of ELUTRIATE

transitive verb
:  to purify, separate, or remove by washing
elu·tri·a·tion \ē-ˌlü-trē-ˈā-shən\ noun
elu·tri·a·tor \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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