[ep-yuh-rey-shuh n]


a purification or purge, as of government officials considered disloyal or treacherous.

Origin of epuration

1790–1800; < French, equivalent to épur(er) to purify (see e-1, pure) + -ation -ation
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Historical Examples of epuration

  • Like other clever devices, however, 'epuration' may possibly be carried too far.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert