Definition of Elutriate

1. v. t. 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.



Definition of Elutriate

1. Verb. to decant; to purify something by straining it ¹

2. Verb. to separate large and small particles through an upwardly flowing current of liquid or gas ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elutriate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Elutriate

1. 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. Origin: L. Elutriatus, p. P. Of elutriare. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Elutriate

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1. The Techno-chemical Receipt Book: Containing Several Thousand Receipts by William Theodore Brannt, William Henry Wahl (1886)
"First elutriate the chalk through a fine sieve with about 25 gallons of water. ... elutriate the sulphate of lead, heavy spar, and chalk through a fine ..."

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