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- simple past tense and past participle of
- made purple, especially having a purple complexion because of rage etc.
- 2004. "Intended as ironic, this remark empurpled the anti-anti-Communists who predominated on the intellectual left." —Christopher Hitchens. "Susan Sontag: Remembering an intellectual heroine." 
- (of a text) over-embellished or flowery