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[luhs-treyt] /ˈlʌs treɪt/
verb (used with object), lustrated, lustrating.
to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.
Origin of lustrate
1615-25; < Latin lūstrātus, past participle of lūstrāre to purify, illumine. See luster1, -ate1
Related forms
lustration, noun
[luhs-truh-tiv] /ˈlʌs trə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lustration


(transitive) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
Derived Forms
lustration, noun
lustrative (ˈlʌstrətɪv) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten
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