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immaculate

im·mac·u·late

immaculate

 
pronunciation:
ih maek y liht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: free from any dirt or stain; completely clean.
She scrubbed the dress and bleached it until it was immaculate.
 
synonyms:
clean, pristine, pure, speckless, spick-and-span, spotless, stainless
antonyms:
dirty, filthy, grubby, sordid
similar words:
undefiled
definition 2: free of any error or flaw.
She created an immaculate copy of the text.
synonyms:
clean, consummate, flawless, impeccable, irreproachable, perfect, spotless, stainless
antonyms:
damaged, imperfect
similar words:
correct, infallible, unimpeachable
definition 3: free of any moral impurity; sinless.
He prayed before a statue of the immaculate saint.
synonyms:
clean, flawless, guiltless, impeccable, incorrupt, innocent, perfect, pure, sinless, spotless, stainless, untainted
antonyms:
defiled, tainted
similar words:
chaste, saintly, undefiled, unimpeachable, vestal, virginal, virtuous
derivations: immaculately (adv.), immaculacy (n.), immaculateness (n.)
Word History
Immaculate comes from a Latin word that means "without any spots or stains."
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Word Parts
The word immaculate contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.