• WordNet 3.6
    • v lustrate 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Lustrate To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify. "We must purge, and cleanse, and lustrate the whole city."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lustrate To make clear or pure; purify by or as if by the ceremony of lustration. See lustrum.
    • lustrate To go about; wander.
    • lustrate To luster.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lustratus, p. p. of lustrare, to lustrate, fr. lustrum,. See Lustrum


In literature:

I wish to lustrate them afresh for the service of the gods.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
But his final lustration was at hand.
"Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2" by George MacDonald
He had been obliged to undergo a lustration of near an hour, before he could be put to bed.
"Damon and Delia" by William Godwin
Lustrations were used, sacrifices were made, and the altar reeked, some say with human gore.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, Issue 573, October 27, 1832" by Various
And yet, though all these things are impure, there is no lustration.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
Piety was appeased with external rites and symbols, with changes of vestment, excessive lustrations, and the like.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Romulus also purified the city with lustrations, which, they say, are even now practised at the Ferentine gate.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
I fancied you must be ill because you did not attend the Lustrations, but sent the fine instead.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
It is better suited for Polifilo's lustration by Venus Physizoe than for the mass on Easter morning.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
There were public lustrations for purifying cities, fields, and people defiled by crime or impurity.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
The lesser lustration (wazu) is then made.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
They had a series of ablutions and lustrations supposed to restore original innocence to the mystic.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Yet how helpless he was to afford them the needed lustration of soul which alone could accomplish it!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Dis is my 'lustration.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Say, ye've seen them Bible 'lustrations in my shanty?
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
The lustration of the crops should be performed.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
All these practices point either to lustration or propitiation.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
In the early church water was not expressly consecrated for baptisms and other lustrations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
Another season of lustration by maize or cotton, and the rank soil will be ready for the cane.
"The Civil War in America" by William Howard Russell
Lustrations, too, formed part of the religious practices of the race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

How foulness grows fair with the stern lustration
of sleets and snows,
And rottenness changes back to the breath and the cheek
of the rose,
And how gentle the wind that seems wild to each blossom
that blows;
"As In The Woodland I Walk" by Richard Le Gallienne

In science:

Figure 4 An il lustration for the interwoven triangles.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution
Yet, our findings carry over more general settings as il lustrated by Table 1.
Testing for Homogeneity with Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis
Examples are given in to il lustrate that u∞ may differ from dΩ , but it is stil l an open question whether one has argmaxu∞ = argmax dΩ .
The \infty eigenvalue problem and a problem of optimal transportation
Il lustrations. A number of simulations were undertaken.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
By observing the sky so as to preserve information about the time domain, the past decade has il lustrated that there is a considerable potential for discovery.
The Dynamic Radio Sky: An Opportunity for Discovery
Figure 1 Il lustration of the paral lel axiom of hyperbolic geometry.
About a new splitting for the algorithmic study of the tilings $\{p,q\}$ of the hyperbolic plane when $q$ is odd
Figure 4 Il lustration of the choice of the next side in the zig-zag line devised for the case when q is odd.
About a new splitting for the algorithmic study of the tilings $\{p,q\}$ of the hyperbolic plane when $q$ is odd
For il lustration we consider the case of S = 2 and T = 4.
Markov chain Monte Carlo test of toric homogeneous Markov chains
We estimate ε using maximum likelihood by (2.11). ( b) An il lustration on the effect of noise reduction in various noise levels.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
An il lustration of the evolution of a diffusion PDF through a number of adjacent voxels in space and q -space.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
Here, we il lustrate how the recurrence can be used iteratively to find the chromatic polynomial for the poset of Dyck paths where n = 3.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
Landsberg, Thermodynamics - with quantum statistical il lustrations (Interscience Publishers, 1961).
Exact time evolution of space- and time-dependent correlation functions after an interaction quench in the 1D Bose gas
Abstract: The Luttinger model was introduced to il lustrate the theory of Tomonaga via an exactly soluble model.
The Luttinger model: its role in the RG-theory of one dimensional many body Fermi systems
Burgers, A mathematical model il lustrating the theory of turbulence, (Advances in Applied Mechanics, Academic Press, 1948).
Conjugated filter approach for solving Burgers' equation with high Reynolds number
This is a striking il lustration of the way in which Bohmian mechanics does not merely agree with the quantum formalism, but, eliminating ambiguities, clarifies, and sharpens it.”.
Experiment can decide between standard and Bohmian quantum mechanics