elute

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Etymology[edit]

(1731) Borrowing from Latin elutus, from the verb ēluō (I wash away).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.ˈluːt/
  • Hyphenation: e‧lute
  • Rhymes: -uːt

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.