elu·ci·date /ɪˈlu:səˌdeɪt/ verb elu·ci·dates; elu·ci·dat·ed; elu·ci·dat·ing
formal : to make (something that is hard to understand) clear or easy to understand [+ obj] ▪ The spokesman was asked to elucidate [=clarify, explain] the government's policies (to/for us). [no obj] ▪ When asked for details, he declined to elucidate further.
— elu·ci·da·tion /ɪˌlu:səˈdeɪʃən/ noun
, plural elu·ci·da·tions
[noncount] ▪ notes providing elucidation of the text ▪ reporters seeking elucidation of the government's policy [count] ▪ reporters seeking elucidations of the government's policy