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e·lic·it  audio  (-lst) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
e·lic·it·ed, e·lic·it·ing, e·lic·its
    1. To bring or draw out (something latent); educe.
    2. To arrive at (a truth, for example) by logic.
  1. To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a reaction, for example). See Synonyms at evoke.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin licere, licit- : -, ex-, ex- + lacere, to entice

OTHER FORMS:
e·lici·tation(Noun), e·lici·tor(Noun)


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