elutriate

verb
elu·tri·ate | \ē-ˈlü-trē-ˌāt \
elutriated; elutriating

Definition of elutriate 

transitive verb

: to purify, separate, or remove by washing

Other Words from elutriate

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

First Known Use of elutriate

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elutriate

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

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