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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·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
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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]
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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•tive (ˈlʌs trə tɪv) adj.
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Past participle: lustrated
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|Verb||1.||lustrate - purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials|
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