Elutriate
Elutriate E*lu"tri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elutriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elutriating}.] [L. elutriatus, p. p. of elutriare.] To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as ores, by washing),


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