- (archaic) Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
- (context, Christianity) A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
- A heavy canvas laid over a coffin or tomb.
- 1942: Thirty years or so later, a woman was put to death for stealing the purple from his sarcophagus, a strange, crazy crime " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 150)
- To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
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