empurple

verb em·pur·ple \ im-ˈpər-pəl \

Definition of empurple

empurpled; empurpling play \im-ˈpər-p(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to tinge or color purple
intransitive verb
:to become purple

First Known Use of empurple

1590


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