empurple

verb

em·​pur·​ple im-ˈpər-pəl How to pronounce empurple (audio)
empurpled; empurpling im-ˈpər-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce empurple (audio)

transitive verb

: to tinge or color purple

intransitive verb

: to become purple

Examples of empurple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The usual opinionated talking (air) heads empurpled the airwaves with gloom and accused Trump of disregarding and scoffing at scientists, and of being a militant know-nothing who disparaged science in general. Conrad Black, National Review, 30 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of empurple was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Empurple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empurple. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

empurple

verb
em·​pur·​ple im-ˈpər-pəl How to pronounce empurple (audio)
empurpled; empurpling -ˈpər-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce empurple (audio)
: to tinge or color purple
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