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ē-luctor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. n. and a. (perh. not ante-Aug.).
I. Neutr., to struggle out, force one's way out: “aqua omnis,Verg. G. 2, 244; “so of streams,Sen. Q. N. 4, 2; Luc. 2, 219.—Trop.: “ipse, compositus alias, et velut eluctantium verborum, promptius eloquebatur,” i. e. hesitating in speech, unready, Tac. A. 4, 31.—
II. Act., to struggle out of any thing; also, to surmount a difficulty, to obtain by striving: “tot ac tam validas manus,Liv. 24, 26 fin.: “nives,Tac. H. 3, 59; cf.: “locorum difficultates,id. Agr. 17 fin.: “furorem,Stat. Ach. 1, 525 et saep.: “viam ponti,Val. Fl. 8, 184.
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