Elutriate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Elutriate To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elutriate To purify by washing and straining or decanting; purify in general.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Elutriate e-lū′tri-āt to separate by means of water the finer particles of earth and pigments from the heavier portions
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. elutriatus, p. p. of elutriare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. elutriāre, -ātum, to wash out, eluĕree, out, luĕre, to wash.

Usage

In literature:

Now then, let's go up into our laboratory, and I'll give you a lesson in elutriation.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
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