Elutriate: Definition

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Elutriate (v.):

  1. To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
  2. To wash away the lighter or finer particles of (soil, for example).

[Latin (from *elutrium, vat, bath, from Greek *elutrion; see elytron) or elutriare (from elutor, one who washes, from eluere, to wash out; see elute).]

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