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- To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate.
From Late Latin ēlūcidātus, perfect passive participle of ēlūcidō (“clarify”), from Latin ex- and lūcidus (“clear”).
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Elucidate. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/elucidate. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.
The Effin Word, s.v. elucidate, accessed January 16, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/elucidate.
The Effin Word. (n.d.). Elucidate. In The Effin Word. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/elucidate