MEANING: verb tr.: To wash out or extract, especially with a solvent.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin eluere (to wash out), from ex- (out) + -luere (to wash), from lavare/lavere (to wash). Earliest documented use: 1731.

ME LUTE - Honi's boyfriend doesn't speak English very well. (But then why should he? He's a Viking!)

ELUGE - to get thrown out of a speeding sled

EXLUTE - a musical instrument once used by Kurt Cobain. (It was a smashing success!)