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edulcorate

[ ih-duhl-kuh-reyt ]
/ 瑟藞d蕦l k蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路dul路co路rat路ed, e路dul路co路rat路ing.Chemistry.
to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.
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Origin of edulcorate

1800鈥10; <New Latin 膿dulcor膩tus, equivalent to 膿-e-1 + Late Latin dulcor膩tus sweetened (past participle of dulcor膩re), equivalent to Latin dulcor sweetness (dulc(is) sweet + -or-or1) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM edulcorate

e路dul路co路ra路tion, noune路dul路co路ra路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for edulcorate

edulcorate
/ (瑟藞d蕦lk蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to free from soluble impurities by washing

Derived forms of edulcorate

edulcoration, noun

Word Origin for edulcorate

C17: from Medieval Latin 膿dulcor膩re, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness
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