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[em-pur-puh l]
verb (used with or without object), em·pur·pled, em·pur·pling.
  1. to color or become purple or purplish.
  2. to darken or redden; flush.
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Origin of empurple

First recorded in 1580–90; em-1 + purple
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for empurple

Historical Examples

  • But the moments vent by, and still no hideous stain rose to empurple the green translucent plain of liquid light.

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford

  • It must have taken innumerable hogsheads of his thin vintage to empurple his face in this manner.

  • Magnificent weather, one of those sun risings that empurple landscapes, left the river all its limpid serenity.