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im·mac·u·late

immaculate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih maek y liht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not dirty; completely clean.
She wore an immaculate dress to church.
 
synonyms:
clean, pure, speckless
antonyms:
dirty, filthy, grubby
derivations: immaculately (adv.), immaculacy (n.), immaculateness (n.)
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Immaculate comes from a Latin word that means "without any spots or stains."
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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.