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

Definition of empurple

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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First Known Use of empurple

1590, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Empurple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empurple. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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