Definition of expolitus
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LNS
expolītus, expolīta, expolītum
expolio
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. polished, smooth, neat, clean
Abbreviations
expolio, īvi or ii, ītum, 4, v. a., to smooth off, make smooth, polish. Lit.: hac (i. e. herinacei) cute expoliuntur vestes, Plin. 8, 37, 56, § 135: libellus arida pumice expolitus, Cat. 1, 2: aedes expolitae, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 18: expolitus paries, Vitr. 7, 9; cf. under P. a.: signum, Quint. 2, 19, 3: scabritias unguium, Plin. 24, 4, 6, § 12.

—Pass. in mid. force: numquam concessavimus poliri, expoliri, pingi, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 11.

— Trop., to polish, finish, accomplish, embellish, improve, refine, elaborate: parentes (liberos) expoliunt, docent litteras, Plaut. Most. 1, 2, 45; cf.: Dionem Plato doctrinis omnibus expolivit, Cic. de Or. 3, 34, 139: vir omni vita atque victu excultus atque expolitus, id. Brut. 25, 95: illi te expoliendum limandumque permittas, Plin. Ep. 1, 10: Graeca doctrina expolitus, Gell. 15, 11, 3: nox te expolivit hominemque reddidit, Cic. de Or. 2, 10, 40: nihil omnibus ex partibus perfectum natura expolivit, id. Inv. 2, 1, 3: inventum, Auct. Her. 2, 18, 27: eandem rem eodem modo dicere ... id obtundere auditorem est, non rem expolire, id. 4, 42, 54: partiones, Cic. Inv. 1, 41, 76: orationem, Quint. 8, 3, 42: consilium, Plaut. Poen. 1, 1, 60: opus, id. Mil. 4, 4, 38.

— Com., to polish off, i. e. to ruin: qui amat, nequit quin nihili sit atque improbis artibus se expoliat, Plaut. Truc. 2, 7, 3.

Hence, expolī-tus, a, um, P. a., polished, smooth, neat, clean: dens expolitior, Cat. 39, 20: frumenta expolitiora, Col. 2, 20, 6: villae expolitissimae, Scipio Afric. ap. Gell. 2, 20, 6.
 
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