lustrate

[luhs-treyt]

verb (used with object), lus·trat·ed, lus·trat·ing.

to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.

Nearby words

  1. lustfully,
  2. lustgarden,
  3. lustihood,
  4. lustily,
  5. lustral,
  6. lustrative,
  7. lustre,
  8. lustreware,
  9. lustring,
  10. lustrous

Origin of lustrate

1615–25; < Latin lūstrātus, past participle of lūstrāre to purify, illumine. See luster1, -ate1

Related formslus·tra·tion, nounlus·tra·tive [luhs-truh-tiv] /ˈlʌs trə tɪv/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lustrate

lustrate

verb

(tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
Derived Formslustration, nounlustrative (ˈlʌstrətɪv), adjective

Word Origin for lustrate

C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten

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