verb (used with object), ex·pi·at·ed, ex·pi·at·ing.
Origin of expiate
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Historical Examples of expiator
The name of "Hazazel," the expiator, was given to this goat.
Word Origin for expiate
c.1600 (OED entry has a typographical error in the earliest date), from Latin expiatus, past participle of expiare "to make amends, atone for (see expiation). Related: Expiable (1560s); expiated; expiating.