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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Elicit


ELIC'IT, verb transitive [Latin elicio; e or ex and lacio, to allure.]

1. To draw out; to bring to light; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.

2. To strike out; as, to elicit sparks of fire by collision.

ELIC'IT, adjective Brought into act; brought from possibility into real existence. [Little used.]