- to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.
Origin of edulcorate
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Related Words for edulcoratebathe, scrub, soak, dredge, mop, flush, scrape, sweep, wash, disinfect, brush, vacuum, dust, cleanse, wipe, rinse, pick, absolve, atone, lustrate
- (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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