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immaculate

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adjective im·mac·u·late \i-ˈma-kyə-lət\

Simple Definition of immaculate

  • : perfectly clean

  • : having no flaw or error

Full Definition of immaculate

  1. 1 :  having no stain or blemish :  pure

  2. 2 :  containing no flaw or error

  3. 3 a :  spotlessly clean b :  having no colored spots or marks <petals immaculate>

im·mac·u·late·ly adverb

Examples of immaculate

  1. … they seemed as remote from metaphysics as their lunch bags and knapsacks. Yet weren't they all heading for those immaculate country snowfields to talk of God? —Cynthia Ozick, Atlantic, May 1997

  2. … and added to this was the fact that this Soviet Army Colonel had a service record that was as immaculate as a field of freshly fallen snow … —Tom Clancy, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, (1988) 1989

  3. I was expecting some giant to emerge, but in came a tiny, immaculate, white-haired man. —Anna Russell, I'm Not Making This Up, You Know, 1985

  4. She had an immaculate record of service.

  5. <somehow managed to keep the white carpet immaculate>



Origin of immaculate

Middle English immaculat, from Latin immaculatus, from in- + maculatus stained — more at maculate


First Known Use: 15th century



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