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a.1.Depurating; tending to depurate or cleanse; depurative.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He submitted to "a Craving and insufferable Longing for more Solid and Toothsome Food, and for higher and stronger Liquors," and within a year he was seized with a violent "depuratory [putrefying] Fever" (340).