lustrate

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

Definition of lustrate

transitive verb

: to purify ceremonially

Other Words from lustrate

lustration \ ˌlə-​ˈstrā-​shən How to pronounce lustration (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lustrate

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lustrate

Latin lustratus, past participle of lustrare

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“Lustrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lustrates. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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