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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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 for depurate

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