verb (used with or without object), dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing.
to make or become free from impurities.
Origin of depurate
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Related Words for depurateforgive, dismiss, expel, prevent, liquidate, expunge, absolve, remove, abolish, erase, exterminate, oust, cleanse, exonerate, eradicate, bathe, scrub, soak, dredge, mop
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Historical Examples of depurate
Depurate vice of all her offensiveness, and you prune her of half her evil.
to cleanse or purify or to be cleansed or purified
obsolete to promote the elimination of waste products from (the body)
Word Origin for depurate
C17: from Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, from Latin de- + pūrāre to purify; see pure
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