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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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'Supplementary question should be brief, short and elucidative,' he told the GDA member.
Ivry's elucidative approach to the Guide runs against that of some, notably Leo Strauss and Shlomo Pines, who deliberately preserved the ambiguities and obscurities found in the original (Pines 1963: vii); as Ivry admits: "I am guilty of not following these two great Maimonidean interpreters [Strauss and Pines] in honoring Maimonides's wishes to shelter the Guide from the general public.
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Following this same path of reasoning, the Federal Supreme Court did not remain unaware of the discussion and, through a judgment of Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello's, has already expressed its opinion on the possibility of expropriation in the aforementioned hypothesis, which, for pertinent and elucidative, verbis:
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He also emphasizes the elucidative feature of analyzed errors, notifying teachers about existing learner knowledge (1967: 167).