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expiate

ex·pi·ate

expiate

 
 
pronunciation:
ek spi eIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expiated, expiates, expiating
definition: to atone or make amends for (a sin, crime, offense, or the like).
He is filled with remorse and tries to expiate his sin by punishing his body.
similar words:
atone, purge
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derivation: expiator (n.)