Elutriate

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Elutriate

to wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing.

Origin: L. Elutriatus, p. P. Of elutriare.