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Emaculate Definition (Examples, Synonyms, Antonyms)

What does the word “emaculate” mean? What is the definition of this word in the English language?

“Emaculate” Definition

WordParts of SpeechDefinition
EmaculateVerb(obsolete) To clear from spots or stains, or from any imperfection.

Origin and Etymology

EmaculateLatin emaculatus, past participle of emaculare to clear from spots (Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

Similar words

EmaculatesThird-person singular simple present indicative form of emaculate.
EmaculatingPresent participle of emaculate.
EmaculatedSimple past tense and past participle of emaculate.


  • Bright
  • Neat
  • Snowy
  • Flawless
  • Pure
  • Clean
  • Errorless
  • Trim


  • Defective
  • Imperfect
  • Filthy
  • Dull
  • Corrupt
  • Tained
  • Flawed

Sentence examples

  • The children’s room was emaculate.
  • There wasn’t a spot on the floor, it was emaculate.

Often confused with the word “immaculate” — the correct spelling of the word emaculate is “immaculate.”


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