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Meaning of ELUCIDATE

Pronunciation:  i'loosi`deyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  2. [v]  make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

ELUCIDATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: clarify, clear, clear up, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
 Antonyms: obfuscate
 See Also: clarify, clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, demystify, dilate, disambiguate, elaborate, elucidate, elucidate, enlarge, enlighten, expand, expatiate, explain, explicate, exposit, expound, flesh out, illuminate, lucubrate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*lu"ci*date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elucidated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Elucidating}.] [LL. elucidatus, p. p. of
elucidare; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See {Lucid}.]
To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to
illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject.

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