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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: elucidatus, past participle of elucidare 'to make clear'

elucidate

verb
     
e‧lu‧ci‧date [intransitive and transitive]
formal to explain something that is difficult to understand by providing more information:
The full picture has not yet been elucidated.
elucidation noun [uncountable and countable]
elucidatory adjective

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