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[ih-loo-tree-eyt] /ɪˈlu triˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), elutriated, elutriating.
to purify by washing and straining or decanting.
to separate the light and heavy particles of by washing.
(transitive) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting


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