Definition of educt in US English:



  • 1Chemistry. A substance which has been physically extracted or isolated from a compound or mixture in which it occurs (contrasted with a product, which comes into being during the process of extraction). In later use also: a substance that provides a starting material for a chemical process or investigation (whether or not it has been extracted for this purpose).

  • 2That which is inferred or elicited from something; a product or result of inference or development.


  • with object Educe.


Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin ēductum, neuter of past participle of ēdūcere educe<br>mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hacket (fl. 1560–1590). From classical Latin ēduct-, past participial stem of ēdūcere educe.