[ ih-duhl-kuh-reyt ]
/ ɪˈdʌl kəˌreɪt /
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verb (used with object), e·dul·co·rat·ed, e·dul·co·rat·ing.Chemistry.
to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.
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Origin of edulcorate
OTHER WORDS FROM edulcoratee·dul·co·ra·tion, noune·dul·co·ra·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for edulcorate
/ (ɪˈdʌlkəˌreɪt) /
(tr) to free from soluble impurities by washing
Derived forms of edulcorateedulcoration, noun
Word Origin for edulcorate
C17: from Medieval Latin ēdulcorāre, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness
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