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epuration

[ ep-yuh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛp yəˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

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

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Origin of epuration

1790–1800; <French, equivalent to épur(er) to purify (see e-1, pure) + -ation-ation
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Example sentences from the Web for epuration

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

    France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
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