from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove impurities from; to purify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Depurated; cleansed; freed from impurities.
- transitive v. To free from impurities, heterogeneous matter, or feculence; to purify; to cleanse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To purify; free from impure or heterogeneous matter; clarify; cleanse.
- [The prefix de- taken as priv.] To render impure.
- Cleansed; pure: as, “a very depurate oil,”
Medieval Latin dēpūrāre, dēpūrāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)