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Latin elutus (washed out), 1731.
- (transitive) To separate one substance from another by means of a solvent; to wash; to cleanse.
- A mixture of isooctane and ethyl acetate can be used to elute triglycerides from a complex lipid solution.
Derived terms 
- Elute, Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 2007.