immaculate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin immaculātus; prefix im- (not) + maculātus, perfect passive participle of maculō (spot, stain), from macula (spot). Middle English immaculat. See mail armor.

Displaced native Old English unwemmed (pure, untainted).

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immaculate (comparative more immaculate, superlative most immaculate)

  1. Having no stain or blemish; spotless, undefiled, clear, pure.
    Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold One more immaculate. — Sir John Denham
    Thou sheer, immaculate and silver fountain. — Shakespeare, Richard II, V-iii.

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immaculāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of immaculātus