from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To extract (one material) from another, usually by means of a solvent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To separate one substance from another by means of a solvent; to wash; to cleanse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To wash out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wash off; cleanse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. wash out with a solvent, as in chromatography


From Latin ēluere, ēlūt-, to wash out : ē-, ex-, ex- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin elutus (washed out), 1731. (Wiktionary)


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