elu·ci·date verb \i-ˈlü-sə-ˌdāt\ : to make (something that is hard to understand) clear or easy to understand
Full Definition of ELUCIDATE
: to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis <elucidate a text>
: to give a clarifying explanation
Examples of ELUCIDATE
- When asked for details, he declined to elucidate further.
- <colored charts that really help to elucidate the points made in the text>
Origin of ELUCIDATE
Late Latin elucidatus, past participle of elucidare, from Latin e- + lucidus lucid
First Known Use: circa 1568
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
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