Elutriating
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]

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  • elutriating — e·lu·tri·ate || ɪ luːtrɪeɪt v. rinse, purify by rinsing with water, clean with water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elutriated — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elutriation — E*lu tri*a tion, n. The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elutriate — elutriation, n. /i looh tree ayt /, v.t., elutriated, elutriating. 1. to purify by washing and straining or decanting. 2. to separate the light and heavy particles of by washing. [1725 35; < L elutriat(us) (ptp. of elutriare) washed out, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • purification — n 1. sanitization, sanitizing, sanitating, depuration, depurating; depollution, depolluting, freshening, deodorizing, decontamination, decontaminating, disinfection, disinfecting, antisepticizing; cleansing, detersion, deterging, mundification,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • elutriate — /əˈlutrieɪt/ (say uh loohtreeayt), /i / (say ee ) verb (t) (elutriated, elutriating) 1. to purify by washing and straining or decanting. 2. to separate the light and heavy particles of by suspending in a current of water or air. {Latin ēlūtriātus …   Australian English dictionary

  • elutriate — [ē lo͞o′trē āt΄, ilo͞o′trē āt΄] vt. elutriated, elutriating [< L elutriatus, pp. of elutriare, to wash out, rack off < eluere < e , out + luere, var. of lavare, to LAVE1] to purify (an insoluble powder) by washing and straining or by… …   English World dictionary

  • e|lu|tri|a|tor — «ih LOO tree AY tuhr», noun. an apparatus for elutriating: »Current trends are towards long period samplers [of air pollution],…incorporating elutriators to reject particles over 10 microns in size, which in the normal process of respiration do… …   Useful english dictionary

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