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lus·trate

 (lŭs′trāt′)
tr.v. lus·trat·ed, lus·trat·ing, lus·trates
To purify by means of ceremony.

[Latin lūstrāre, lūstrāt-, to purify, make bright; see luster.]

lus·tra′tion n.
lus′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.

lustrate

(ˈlʌstreɪt)
vb
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
[C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten]
lusˈtration n
lustrative adj

lus•trate

(ˈlʌs treɪt)

v.t. -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremony.
[1615–25; < Latin lūstrātus, past participle of lūstrāre; see luster1]
lus•tra′tion, n.
lus•tra•tive (ˈlʌs trə tɪv) adj.

lustrate


Past participle: lustrated
Gerund: lustrating

Imperative
lustrate
lustrate
Present
I lustrate
you lustrate
he/she/it lustrates
we lustrate
you lustrate
they lustrate
Preterite
I lustrated
you lustrated
he/she/it lustrated
we lustrated
you lustrated
they lustrated
Present Continuous
I am lustrating
you are lustrating
he/she/it is lustrating
we are lustrating
you are lustrating
they are lustrating
Present Perfect
I have lustrated
you have lustrated
he/she/it has lustrated
we have lustrated
you have lustrated
they have lustrated
Past Continuous
I was lustrating
you were lustrating
he/she/it was lustrating
we were lustrating
you were lustrating
they were lustrating
Past Perfect
I had lustrated
you had lustrated
he/she/it had lustrated
we had lustrated
you had lustrated
they had lustrated
Future
I will lustrate
you will lustrate
he/she/it will lustrate
we will lustrate
you will lustrate
they will lustrate
Future Perfect
I will have lustrated
you will have lustrated
he/she/it will have lustrated
we will have lustrated
you will have lustrated
they will have lustrated
Future Continuous
I will be lustrating
you will be lustrating
he/she/it will be lustrating
we will be lustrating
you will be lustrating
they will be lustrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lustrating
you have been lustrating
he/she/it has been lustrating
we have been lustrating
you have been lustrating
they have been lustrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lustrating
you will have been lustrating
he/she/it will have been lustrating
we will have been lustrating
you will have been lustrating
they will have been lustrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lustrating
you had been lustrating
he/she/it had been lustrating
we had been lustrating
you had been lustrating
they had been lustrating
Conditional
I would lustrate
you would lustrate
he/she/it would lustrate
we would lustrate
you would lustrate
they would lustrate
Past Conditional
I would have lustrated
you would have lustrated
he/she/it would have lustrated
we would have lustrated
you would have lustrated
they would have lustrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lustrate - purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials
purify, sanctify, purge - make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"

lustrate

verb
To free from sin, guilt, or defilement:
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