Definition of immaculate in English:


Line breaks: im¦macu|late
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmakjʊlət


  • 2 Botany & Zoology Uniformly coloured without spots or other marks.
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    • Apart from its dorsal fin it was immaculate and spun the scales round to 23 lb 4oz.
    • Despite the delay in molt, male plumage does not remain immaculate.
    • Catbirds were not expected to eject other catbird eggs because both intra- and interclutch variations in the appearance of their immaculate eggs are small.



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  • They offer simple explanations to counter misunderstandings, linking Mary's immaculacy to her best-known manifestation of it, the virgin birth.
  • As was the case with the themes of light and Mary's immaculacy, the contrast between the Old Order and the New is expressed in ways accessible to both the most and least learned audiences.
  • Inscriptions on scrolls held by the various saints all relate to the immaculacy of the Virgin and her power to redeem from sin.


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  • No, Casey, as usual, was dressed perfectly, immaculately, and still looked amazing.
  • She must be perfectly coiffured and immaculately presented at all times.
  • Her blonde hair is immaculately tied up in a French bun.


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  • ‘In their quest for the most perfect likeness of Mary, early Christians discovered that of all God's creatures, none could surpass flowers in suggesting her immaculateness’.
  • Most of these are imposing in size and adorned with great monuments and statuary, but their most conspicuous feature is their immaculateness - itself an aspect of democratic culture.
  • If its democratic reform fails to achieve this, the government will be suspected of wrongdoing no matter how hard it clarifies its immaculateness.


late Middle English (in the sense 'free from moral stain'): from Latin immaculatus, from in- 'not' + maculatus 'stained' (from macula 'spot').

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