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tr. & intr.v. dep·u·rat·ed, dep·u·rat·ing, dep·u·rates
To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.

[Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, dēpūrāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

dep′u·ra′tion n.
dep′u·ra′tor n.
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n. depuración, purificación.
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In the coming weeks there will also be workshops on bivalve depuration.
One method commonly used in Europe is depuration or wet storage using sanitized seawater to "flush" out filter-feeding shellfish (NSSP 2015).
The multidisciplinary artist Marco Caridad promises that in his exhibition GEXTURAS "a process of depuration of my artistic pieces will be appreciated, in which the predominant textures will vanish to reach a minimalist proposal" But, the distinctive elements of the artist will be always on his paintings: coffee, candle residue, chalk, plaster, acrylics, paper in wood and cement.
It is therefore crucial to assess your patients for environmental toxicity and incorporate appropriate depuration practices to protect them from mobilized endogenous toxicants.
Richards's idea is to take advantage of VPB's abilities to serve as Vibrio predators in seawater by introducing the bacteria into a shellfish industry process known as depuration. During depuration, market-sized shellfish are held in large tanks of clean, recirculating seawater that is continuously disinfected by UV light or other means.
To reduce the risk of V parahaemolyticus infection in raw or undercooked oysters, several procedures such as chilling [7], freezing [8], depuration [9], high hydrostatic pressure processing [10-12], and irradiation [13] have been conducted.
Bioaccumulation and depuration of chromium in the selected organs and whole body tissues of freshwater fish Cirrhinus mrigala individually and in binary solutions with nickel.
During a hemodialysis session, approximately 120 liters of dialysate are used for blood depuration, thus, water purity is essential to avoid additional risks to the patient's health (Bommer & Jaber, 2006).The European Pharmacopoeia recommends an upper limit of 100 CFU [mL.sup.-1] for purified water used in dialysates (Council of Europe, 2013), once several studies have demonstrated the importance of maintaining low bacterial load within the dialysate, thus preventing clinical complications due to bacterial contaminants (Brunet & Berland, 2000; Lonnemann, 2000).
It is unclear whether concentrations of PBDEs in breast milk decrease with breastfeeding duration (i.e., depuration).
Further, in addition to the use of low temperatures during transport, the specimens can be previously submitted to a depuration process that contributes to animal quality and increases the survival rate of bivalves (Richards, 1988; Lee et al., 2008; Anacleto et al., 2013).
Since the discovery of the photocatalysis process [1], several research areas have been developed to get an insight into its operation with the ultimate aim of implementing a practical application, particularly in the fields of energy conversion and water depuration which have been identified as the biggest problems facing humanity over the next decades.