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elusive hard to perceive, understand, or remember. [3 definitions]
eluviation the movement through soil of material that is in suspension or solution in rainwater or snow melt.
eluvium a deposit of soil, dust, or gravel caused by the weathering and disintegration of rocks, and usu. remaining at the site. (Cf. alluvium.)
elver a young eel, esp. at the stage of upstream migration from the ocean.
elves pl. of elf.
elvish variant of elfish.
Elysian of, concerning, or resembling Elysium. [2 definitions]
Elysian fields see Elysium.
Elysium in Greek mythology, a place in which virtuous people reside after death; Elysian fields. [2 definitions]
'em (informal) contracted form of "them".
em- in; into. [2 definitions]
emaciate to waste away the flesh of, usu. by starvation or disease; make extremely thin.
emaciated extremely thin, as from starvation or disease.
emaciation unnatural thinness, as caused by starvation or disease. [2 definitions]
e-mail the practice or system by which messages may be typed into one computer terminal and sent by telephone, cable, or wireless to another computer terminal; electronic mail. [4 definitions]
emanate to come or send forth; issue or emit.
emanation the act or an instance of emanating. [2 definitions]
emancipate to free from some external control or constraint, such as enslavement or ignorance. [2 definitions]
emancipation the act of freeing from some constraint or confinement. [2 definitions]
Emancipation Proclamation the declaration first introduced in 1862 by President Lincoln that freed all the slaves from Confederate states that were not yet under Union control during the United States Civil War.
emasculate to castrate. [2 definitions]