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v. e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
To explain or clarify something: She gave a one-word answer and refused to elucidate any further.

[Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]

e·lu′ci·da′tion n.
e·lu′ci·da′tive adj.
e·lu′ci·da′tor n.
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Adj.1.elucidative - that makes clear; "a clarifying example"
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform


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