transitive verb

: to make clear : elucidate
dilucidation noun
plural -s

Word History


Late Latin dilucidatus, past participle of dilucidare, from Latin di- (from dis- apart) + Late Latin lucidare to make clear, from Latin lucidus clear, shining

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“Dilucidate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilucidate. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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