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depurate

[dep-yuh-reyt] /ˈdɛp yəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), depurated, depurating.
1.
to make or become free from impurities.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Medieval Latin dēpūrātus purified (past participle of dēpūrāre), equivalent to Latin dē- de- pūr(us) pure + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
depuration, noun
depurator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for depuration

depurate

/ˈdɛpjʊˌreɪt/
verb
1.
to cleanse or purify or to be cleansed or purified
2.
(obsolete) to promote the elimination of waste products from (the body)
Derived Forms
depuration, noun
depurator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, from Latin de- + pūrāre to purify; see pure
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