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e·lu·tri·ate

 (ĭ-lo͞o′trē-āt′)
tr.v. e·lu·tri·at·ed, e·lu·tri·at·ing, e·lu·tri·ates
1. To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
2. To wash away the lighter or finer particles of (soil, for example).

[Latin elutriāre, elutriāt- (from *elutrium, vat, bath, from Greek *elutrion, diminutive of elutron, cover, sheath, tank; see elytron) or ēlūtriāre (from *ēlūtor, one who washes, from ēluere, to wash out; see elute).]

e·lu′tri·a′tion n.

elutriate

(ɪˈluːtrɪˌeɪt)
vb
(Chemistry) (tr) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting
[C18: from Latin ēlūtriāre to wash out, from ēluere, from ē- out + lavere to wash]
eˌlutriˈation n
eˈlutriˌator n

e•lu•tri•ate

(ɪˈlu triˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to purify by washing and straining or decanting.
2. to separate the light and heavy particles of (a substance) by washing.
[1725–35; < Latin elutriātus, past participle of elutriāre to rinse in a vat]
e•lu`tri•a′tion, n.

elutriate


Past participle: elutriated
Gerund: elutriating

Imperative
elutriate
elutriate
Present
I elutriate
you elutriate
he/she/it elutriates
we elutriate
you elutriate
they elutriate
Preterite
I elutriated
you elutriated
he/she/it elutriated
we elutriated
you elutriated
they elutriated
Present Continuous
I am elutriating
you are elutriating
he/she/it is elutriating
we are elutriating
you are elutriating
they are elutriating
Present Perfect
I have elutriated
you have elutriated
he/she/it has elutriated
we have elutriated
you have elutriated
they have elutriated
Past Continuous
I was elutriating
you were elutriating
he/she/it was elutriating
we were elutriating
you were elutriating
they were elutriating
Past Perfect
I had elutriated
you had elutriated
he/she/it had elutriated
we had elutriated
you had elutriated
they had elutriated
Future
I will elutriate
you will elutriate
he/she/it will elutriate
we will elutriate
you will elutriate
they will elutriate
Future Perfect
I will have elutriated
you will have elutriated
he/she/it will have elutriated
we will have elutriated
you will have elutriated
they will have elutriated
Future Continuous
I will be elutriating
you will be elutriating
he/she/it will be elutriating
we will be elutriating
you will be elutriating
they will be elutriating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elutriating
you have been elutriating
he/she/it has been elutriating
we have been elutriating
you have been elutriating
they have been elutriating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elutriating
you will have been elutriating
he/she/it will have been elutriating
we will have been elutriating
you will have been elutriating
they will have been elutriating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elutriating
you had been elutriating
he/she/it had been elutriating
we had been elutriating
you had been elutriating
they had been elutriating
Conditional
I would elutriate
you would elutriate
he/she/it would elutriate
we would elutriate
you would elutriate
they would elutriate
Past Conditional
I would have elutriated
you would have elutriated
he/she/it would have elutriated
we would have elutriated
you would have elutriated
they would have elutriated
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The ritual yields a less than proportionate return because it fails to produce the elutriating effects Eugene desires.
The cleansing rituals did not produce the elutriating effects Eugene desires.
It is necessary to estimate the terminal velocity of these highly spherical particles to ensure that the particles do not drain prematurely through the fluidizing gas orifice(s) and to avoid elutriating the particles from the bed.