elute

elute

[ee-loot, ih-loot]
verb (used with object), eluted, eluting. Physical Chemistry.
to remove by dissolving, as absorbed material from an adsorbent.

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin ēlūtus, past participle of ēluere to wash out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + -luere, combining form of lavere to wash (see lave)

elution, noun
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elute (iːˈluːt, ɪˈluːt)
 
vb
(tr) to wash out (a substance) by the action of a solvent, as in chromatography
 
[C18: from Latin ēlūtus rinsed out, from ēluere to wash clean, from luere to wash, lave]
 
e'lution
 
n

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