edulcorate

edulcorate

[ih-duhl-kuh-reyt]
verb (used with object), edulcorated, edulcorating. Chemistry.
to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin ēdulcorātus, equivalent to ē- e-1 + Late Latin dulcorātus sweetened (past participle of dulcorāre), equivalent to Latin dulcor sweetness (dulc(is) sweet + -or -or1) + -ātus -ate1

edulcoration, noun
edulcorative, adjective
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edulcorate (ɪˈdʌlkəˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to free from soluble impurities by washing
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin ēdulcorāre, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness]
 
edulco'ration
 
n

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