Pronounced: SIGH-uh-lih-zuhm, noun

Notes: I wish I had known this word; I could have used it a few times in the course of my career

Yesterday’s word

The word elutriate means “to purify or separate, especially by washing or straining”

First usage

This came into usage in the mid-1700s

Background / Comments

It comes from Latin elutriare (to wash out). This word takes me back to childhood on the farm with our big garden. We didn’t use this word, but we did purify produce from the garden.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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