[ luhs-treyt ]
/ ˈlʌs treɪt /

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

to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.

Origin of lustrate

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

Related forms

lus·tra·tion, nounlus·tra·tive [luhs-truh-tiv] /ˈlʌs trə tɪv/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lustration


/ (ˈlʌstreɪt) /


(tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies

Derived Forms

lustration, nounlustrative (ˈlʌstrətɪv), adjective

Word Origin for lustrate

C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten
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