elute

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈi.luːt/
  • Hyphenation: e‧lute
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Etymology[edit]

Latin elutus (washed out), 1731.

Verb[edit]

elute (third-person singular simple present elutes, present participle eluting, simple past and past participle eluted)

  1. (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.

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References[edit]

  • Elute, Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 2007.