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Meaning of LUSTRATE

Pronunciation:  'lustreyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials
 

LUSTRATE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: purge, purify, sanctify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lus"trate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustrated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Lustrating}.] [L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare to
lustrate, fr. lustrum. See {Lustrum}.]
To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to
purify.

      We must purge, and cleanse, and lustrate the whole
      city.                                    --Hammond.

 

 

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