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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Elutriation The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elutriation The operation of cleansing by washing and decanting.
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In literature:

Now then, let's go up into our laboratory, and I'll give you a lesson in elutriation.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn