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e·lu·ci·date

 (ĭ-lo͞o′sĭ-dāt′)
v. e·lu·ci·dat·ed, e·lu·ci·dat·ing, e·lu·ci·dates
v.tr.
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
v.intr.
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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He would remain a potent elucidator of the logic of nuclear weapons as it related to British national interests throughout his tenure as permanent secretary, the highest civil service rank, at the Ministry of Defence under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and continuing until his death in 2009.
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This in fact seems to be the main reason Deleuze appears as Whitehead's main interlocutor and elucidator.
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These first two impressive volumes not only achieved their objective of establishing the Stone Age cultural succession for the two regions, they determined the general field of Clark's interest for the rest of his career: he was, preeminently, a student and elucidator of Africa's Stone Age past.
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Furthermore, in this intersubjective process, Gavin Stevens appears initially to have the potential to function as the interlocutory analyst, to operate according to Freud's concept of the analyst as both elucidator and the "father confessor who gives absolution,"(24) though Stevens's deficits quickly become apparent.