[ dep-yuh-reyt ]
/ ˈdɛp yəˌreɪt /
verb (used with or without object), dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing.
to make or become free from impurities.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of depurate
OTHER WORDS FROM depuratedep·u·ra·tion, noundep·u·ra·tor, noun
Words nearby depurate
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Example sentences from the Web for depurate
Depurate vice of all her offensiveness, and you prune her of half her evil.
British Dictionary definitions for depurate
/ (ˈdɛpjʊˌreɪt) /
to cleanse or purify or to be cleansed or purified
obsolete to promote the elimination of waste products from (the body)
Derived forms of depuratedepuration, noundepurator, noun
Word Origin for depurate
C17: from Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, from Latin de- + pūrāre to purify; see pure
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