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rep·ro·bate  audio  (rpr-bt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A morally unprincipled person.
  2. One who is predestined to damnation.
ADJECTIVE:
  1. Morally unprincipled; shameless.
  2. Rejected by God and without hope of salvation.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
rep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing, rep·ro·bates
  1. To disapprove of; condemn.
  2. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English, condemned, from Late Latin reprobtus, past participle of reprobre, to reprove : Latin re-, opposite ; see re- + Latin probre, to approve ; see prove

OTHER FORMS:
repro·bation(Noun), repro·bative(Adjective)


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