from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To purify, separate, or remove (ore, for example) by washing, decanting, and settling.
- transitive v. To wash away the lighter or finer particles of (soil, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to decant; to purify something by straining it
- v. to separate large and small particles through an upwardly flowing current of liquid or gas
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To wash or strain out so as to purify; ; 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To purify by washing and straining or decanting; purify in general.
USGS/Jim Vallance This photo of the July 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens shows an elutriate cloud from pyroclastic flow rising through cloud layer.
And further understanding pain will help to elutriate drug abuse and addiction, as well.
Of course, when you tidy up the MC, you elutriate your very soul.
I had to look up the elutriate but for some reason knew what salubrious meant.