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lustrate

[luhs-treyt]
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verb (used with object), lus·trat·ed, lus·trat·ing.
  1. to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.
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Origin of lustrate

1615–25; < Latin lūstrātus, past participle of lūstrāre to purify, illumine. See luster1, -ate1
Related formslus·tra·tion, nounlus·tra·tive [luhs-truh-tiv] /ˈlʌs trə tɪv/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lustrate

lustrate

verb
  1. (tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
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Derived Formslustration, nounlustrative (ˈlʌstrətɪv), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten
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