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intemerate

[in-tem-er-it] /ɪnˈtɛm ər ɪt/
adjective
1.
inviolate; undefiled; unsullied; pure.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Latin intemerātus, equivalent to in- in-3 + temerā(re) to violate, desecrate + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
intemerately, adverb
intemerateness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intemerately

intemerate

/ɪnˈtɛmərɪt/
adjective
1.
(rare) not defiled; pure; unsullied
Derived Forms
intemerately, adverb
intemerateness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin intemerātus undefiled, pure, from in-1 + temerāre to darken, violate, from temere rashly
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