Etymology
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lustrate (v.)

"purify by means of an offering," 1650s, from Latin lustratus, past participle of lustrare "purify ceremonially," from lustrum "purificatory sacrifice" (see lustrum) Related: Lustration (1610s).

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Definitions of lustrate

lustrate (v.)
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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