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depurate

[dep-yuh-reyt]
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verb (used with or without object), dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing.
  1. to make or become free from impurities.

Origin of depurate

1610–20; < Medieval Latin dēpūrātus purified (past participle of dēpūrāre), equivalent to Latin dē- de- pūr(us) pure + -ātus -ate1
Related formsdep·u·ra·tion, noundep·u·ra·tor, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Depurate vice of all her offensiveness, and you prune her of half her evil.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

    E. R. Billings.


British Dictionary definitions for depurate

depurate

verb
  1. to cleanse or purify or to be cleansed or purified
  2. obsolete to promote the elimination of waste products from (the body)
Derived Formsdepuration, noundepurator, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, from Latin de- + pūrāre to purify; see pure
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