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ɪˈlu sɪˌdeɪtelu·ci·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarify, clear up, elucidateverb

    make clear and (more) comprehensible

    "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidateverb

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

Wiktionary

  1. elucidateverb

    To make clear; to clarify; to shed light upon.

    Etymology: From elucidatus, past participle of elucido, from ex- and lucidus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elucidateverb

    to make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject

    Etymology: [LL. elucidatus, p. p. of elucidare; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See Lucid.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elucidate

    e-lū′si-dāt, v.t. to make lucid or clear: to throw light upon: to illustrate.—n. Elucidā′tion.—adjs. Elū′cidative, Elū′cidatory, making clear: explanatory.—n. Elū′cidator. [Low L. elucidāre, -ātume, inten., lucidus, clear.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elucidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elucidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of elucidate in a Sentence

  1. Duncan Lorimer:

    This exciting discovery highlights how little we know about the origin of FRBs, further observations of a larger number of FRBs will be needed in order to obtain a clearer picture about these periodic sources and elucidate their origin.

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