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tr. & intr.v. em·pur·pled, em·pur·pling, em·pur·ples
To make or become purple.


vb (tr)
1. (Colours) to make purple
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to clothe in purple
Also called: impurple


(ɛmˈpɜr pəl)

v. -pled, -pling. v.t.
1. to color or tinge purple.
2. to become purple or deeply flushed.
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Verb1.empurple - color purple
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
References in classic literature ?
The fine, empurpling dye of sunset still stained the western skies, but the moon was rising and the water lay like a great, silver dream in her light.