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.
bathe, scrub, soak, dredge, mop, flush, scrape, sweep, wash, disinfect, brush, vacuum, dust, cleanse, wipe, rinse, pick, absolve, atone, lustrate
Origin of edulcorate
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(tr) to free from soluble impurities by washing
Word Origin for edulcorate
C17: from Medieval Latin ēdulcorāre, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness
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