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Today's word is:

elucidate

|iˈlo͞osiˌdāt|

verb [ with obj. ]

  • Make (something) clear; explain: Work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter | [ with clause ] : In what follows I shall try to elucidate what I believe the problems to be | [ no obj. ] : They would not elucidate further.

ORIGIN: mid 16th cent.: from late Latin elucidat- 'made clear,' from the verb elucidare, from e- (variant of ex-)'out' + lucidus 'lucid.'