expiator


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ex·pi·ate

 (ĕk′spē-āt′)
v. ex·pi·at·ed, ex·pi·at·ing, ex·pi·ates
v.tr.
To make amends or reparation for; atone for: expiate one's sins by acts of penance.
v.intr.
To make amends; atone.

[Latin expiāre, expiāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + piāre, to atone (from pius, devout).]

ex′pi·a′tor n.
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