Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 03:50

elutriate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈluːtɹɪeɪt/

VerbEdit

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