elutriate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin elutriare (wash out), from e- + lutriare (wash)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈluːtɹɪeɪt/

Verb[edit]

elutriate (third-person singular simple present elutriates, present participle elutriating, simple past and past participle elutriated)

  1. to decant; to purify something by straining it
  2. to separate great and small particles through an upwardly flowing liquid or vapid stream