verb (used with or without object), dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing.

to make or become free from impurities.

Nearby words

  1. depth of field,
  2. depth of focus,
  3. depth perception,
  4. depth psychology,
  5. depth sounder,
  6. depurative,
  7. deputable,
  8. deputation,
  9. depute,
  10. deputize

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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for depurate



to cleanse or purify or to be cleansed or purified
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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