from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
- intransitive v. To give an explanation that serves to clarify. See Synonyms at explain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make clear or manifest; throw light upon; explain; render intelligible; illustrate: as, an experiment may elucidate a theory.
- Synonyms Expound, etc. (see explain); to unfold, clear up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- v. make clear and (more) comprehensible
Late Latin ēlūcidāre, ēlūcidāt- : Latin ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + Latin lūcidus, bright (from lūcēre, to shine; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidō ("clarify"), from Latin ex- and lucidus ("clear") (Wiktionary)