Expiating
Expiate Ex"pi*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expiating}.] [L. expiatus, p. p. of expiare to expiate; ex out + piare to seek to appease, to purify with sacred rites, fr. pius pious. See {Pious}.] 1. To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin. [1913 Webster]

To expiate his treason, hath naught left. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Treasurer obliged himself to expiate the injury. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. To purify with sacred rites. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Neither let there be found among you any one that shall expiate his son or daughter, making them to pass through the fire. --Deut. xviii. 10 (Douay version) [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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