Definition for E-LU'TRI-ATE

E-LU'TRI-ATE, v.t. [L. elutrio; Sw. lutra, luttra, to cleanse, to defecate; Dan. lutter, pure; Sax. lutter, pure; ladian, to purify; G. louter, D. louter, pure; Ir. gleith. Qu. Class Ls, No. 30.]

To purify by washing: to cleanse by separating foul matter, and decanting or straining off the liquor. In chimistry, to pulverize and mix a solid substance with water, and decant the extraneous lighter matter that may rise or be suspended in the water. Coxe. Encyc.

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