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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
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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