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 (vī-to͞o′pə-rāt′, -tyo͞o′-, vĭ-)
v. vi·tu·per·at·ed, vi·tu·per·at·ing, vi·tu·per·ates
To rebuke or criticize harshly or angrily; berate. See Synonyms at scold.
To use harshly critical or irate language; rail.

[Latin vituperāre, vituperāt-.]

vi·tu′per·a′tor n.
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He has amply succeeded in his declared intention of rescuing Ambrose from the hagiographers, and the western homoeans from their vituperators.