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Purify by expiatory sacrifice, ceremonial washing, or some other ritual action:‘a soul lustrated in the baptismal waters’purge, cleanse, clear, free, unburden, deliver, relieveView synonyms
Early 17th century: from Latin lustrat- purified by lustral rites, from the verb lustrare, from lustrum (see lustrum).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.