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ē-nūclĕo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to take out the kernels, to clear from the husk.
I. Lit.: bacas, Scribon. Comp. 233; Marc. Emp. 20; Apic. 4, 5: “uva passa enucleata,id. 10, 1.—
II. Trop., to lay open, make clear, explain (cf.: “enodo, extrico, expedio, etc.): haec nunc enucleare non ita necesse est,Cic. Tusc. 5, 8, 23; id. Part. 17; Gell. 19, 8, 14; Cod. Just. 1, 17 in lemm. —Hence, ēnūclĕātus , a, um, P. a.
A. Clear, pure, unadulterated: “suffragia (opp. eblandita),” i. e. given from pure conviction, free from impure motives, Cic. Planc. 4, 10: “reprehensiones voluntatum,pure, simple, Gell. 7, 3, 47 (cf. shortly afterwards, voluntates nudas).—Plur. as subst. ēnūclĕā-ta , ōrum, n., the essence, the condensed meaning: “ex diversis auctoribus enucleata collegi,Veg. 4 praef. 2.—
B. Of speech, plain, unadorned: “genus dicendi,Cic. de Or. 3, 9, 22; id. Or. 26 fin.—Adv.: ēnū-clĕāte (acc. to B.), plainly, without ornament of speech, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 3; id. Or. 9, 28; id. Brut. 30, 115; 9, 35; id. Fin. 4, 3, 6; 5, 29, 88; id. Tusc. 4, 14, 33.—Comp., Cassiod. Inst. Div. Litt. 15; August. Civ. D. 15, 1.— Sup., Aug. Enchir. 83.
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