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depurative

[dep-yuh-rey-tiv]
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adjective
  1. serving to depurate; purifying.
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noun
  1. a depurative agent or substance.
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Origin of depurative

First recorded in 1675–85; depurate + -ive
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depurative

adjective
  1. used for or capable of depurating; purifying; purgative
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noun
  1. a depurative substance or agent
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