Lustrating
Lustrate Lus"trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustrating}.] [L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare to lustrate, fr. lustrum. See {Lustrum}.] To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify. [1913 Webster]

We must purge, and cleanse, and lustrate the whole city. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lustrate — Lus trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustrating}.] [L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare to lustrate, fr. lustrum. See {Lustrum}.] To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify. [1913 Webster] We must… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lustrated — Lustrate Lus trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustrating}.] [L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare to lustrate, fr. lustrum. See {Lustrum}.] To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify. [1913 Webster] We …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lustration — Lus*tra tion, n. [L. lustratio: cf. F. lustration.] 1. The act of lustrating or purifying. [1913 Webster] And holy water for lustration bring. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Antiq.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lustrate — lustration, n. lustrative /lus treuh tiv/, adj. /lus trayt/, v.t., lustrated, lustrating. to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method. [1615 25; < L lustratus, ptp. of lustrare to purify, illumine. See LUSTER1, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ablution — n 1. cleansing, purification, purifying, depuration, depurating, purge, purging, mundifying, epuration, lustration, lustrating; decontamination, decontaminating, depollution, depolluting, sanitization, sanitizing, antisepsis; baptizing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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