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If you ‘elucidate’ something, you explain it very clearly and make it easy to understand. The word stresses shining a light on a subject through skilled and thorough interpretation and analysis, which is why it often appears in an academic context.
The teacher managed to elucidate an obscure section of the text by providing the necessary context.
Our professor delivered her lecture at a fast pace, but if she felt something needed further elucidation, she would go back and look at it in more detail.
These additional details are particularly elucidative of the theme we are discussing today.