[ luhs-treyt ]
/ ˈlʌs treɪt /
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verb (used with object), lus·trat·ed, lus·trat·ing.
to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.
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Origin of lustrate
OTHER WORDS FROM lustratelus·tra·tion, nounlus·tra·tive [luhs-truh-tiv], /ˈlʌs trə tɪv/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lustrate
/ (ˈlʌstreɪt) /
(tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
Derived forms of lustratelustration, nounlustrative (ˈlʌstrətɪv), adjective
Word Origin for lustrate
C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten
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