Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a purple color.
  • noun A salt of purpuric acid.
  • Of or pertaining to purpura; purpuric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to purpura.
  • noun (Chem.) A salt of purpuric acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry A salt of purpuric acid.

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  • verb color purple

Etymologies

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purpuric +‎ -ate

Examples

  • Among them may be mentioned a red purpurate of lead, a purple-red and a rose-coloured purpurate of mercury, a purple-red purpurate of silver, a dark red-brown purpurate of strontia, a crystalline red purpurate of cobalt, a scarlet purpurate of platinum, a yellow purpurate of zinc, and a green purpurate of baryta.

    Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists

  • If a solution of picric acid be boiled with a strong solution of potassium cyanide, a deep red liquid is produced, owing to the formation of potassium iso-purpurate, which crystallises in small reddish-brown plates with a beetle-green lustre.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • On adding barium chloride to either of the above salts, a vermilion-red precipitate was formed, consisting of barium iso-purpurate.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • This, by reaction with ammonium chloride, gives ammonium iso-purpurate

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • _Champi_, which draped the boy who bore it, I knew not why, in its own bright colour, purpurate and charming.

    Swann's Way

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  • This word makes me giggle.

    October 29, 2008