lustrate

verb

lus·​trate ˈlə-ˌstrāt How to pronounce lustrate (audio)
lustrated; lustrating

transitive verb

: to purify ceremonially
lustration noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin lustratus, past participle of lustrare

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lustrate was in 1653

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“Lustrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lustrate. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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