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edulcorate

[ih-duhl-kuh-reyt] /ɪˈdʌl kəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), edulcorated, edulcorating. Chemistry
1.
to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < New 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
Related forms
edulcoration, noun
edulcorative, adjective
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edulcorate

/ɪˈdʌlkəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to free from soluble impurities by washing
Derived Forms
edulcoration, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin ēdulcorāre, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness
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