edulcoration, n.edulcorative, adj.
/i dul"keuh rayt'/, v.t., edulcorated, edulcorating. Chem.
to free from acids, salts, or impurities by washing; purify.
[1800-10; < NL edulcoratus, equiv. to e- E- + LL dulcoratus sweetened (ptp. of dulcorare), equiv. to L dulcor sweetness (dulc(is) sweet + -or -OR1) + -atus -ATE1]

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