- 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." http://www.slate.com/id/2111506
- (context, of a text) over-embellished or flowery
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