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