elutriator

[ih-loo-tree-ey-ter]
noun
a machine for separating particles of mineral by elutriation.

Origin:
1900–05; elutriate + -or2

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elutriate (ɪˈluːtrɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to purify or separate (a substance or mixture) by washing and straining or decanting
 
[C18: from Latin ēlūtriāre to wash out, from ēluere, from ē- out + lavere to wash]
 
elutri'ation
 
n
 
e'lutriator
 
n

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Example sentences
The collection efficiency of an elutriator varies as a function of particle
  size and elutriator design.
Collection efficiencies were similarly measured for a horizontal elutriator.
The cotton dust must be measured with a vertical elutriator or an equivalent
  instrument.
After germination, dormant or dead seeds will be recovered with an elutriator.
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