immaculate[i mak′yə lit]
- The definition of immaculate is someone or something that is free from mistakes, absolutely clean and without sin.
- An example of immaculate is a test where a person got every answer correct.
- An example of immaculate is a house that has been cleaned so it is spic and span with no dirt anywhere.
- An example oif immaculate is the conception that resulted in the birth of Jesus Christ.
The laundry on this clothesline is immaculate.
- perfectly clean; without a spot or stain; unsoiled
- perfectly correct; without a flaw, fault, or error
- pure; innocent; without sin
- Biol. of a solid color, without marks or spots
Origin of immaculateMiddle English ; from Classical Latin immaculatus ; from in-, not + maculatus, past participle of maculare, to spot, soil ; from macula, a spot, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form smē-, to smear from source smite
- Impeccably clean; spotless: “The room was as spare and immaculate as a monk's cell” (Caroline Preston).
- Free from sin.
- Free from fault or error: an immaculate record on the job.
- Biology Having no spots or marks.
Origin of immaculateMiddle English immaculat, from Latin immaculātus : in-, not; see in–1 + maculātus, past participle of maculāre, to blemish (from macula, spot).
(comparative more immaculate, superlative most immaculate)