noun ep·u·ra·tion \ˌepyəˈrāshən\

Definition of epuration



  1. :  purification; specifically :  the criminal prosecution of French and Italian officials held after World War II to have been fascists or collaborators

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Origin and Etymology of epuration

French épuration, from épurer + -ation

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a trip made at another's expense

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