Does it merely take a united family leveling threats all at once to exorcise some of the demonic powers of addiction?
He's certainly done a lot to exorcise the whole Reagan era, and this is him at his best.
In the God-fearing, heavily Baptist town of West Memphis, devil worshiping became a scourge to exorcise.
It is all very well to exorcise a ghost by sheer strength of will, but one has also to eliminate the idea that gave it existence.
As drivers will, she tried to exorcise the creeping fear by singing.
He passed a hand over his shiny bald head as if to stimulate thought and exorcise bewilderment.
I have been at times inclined to apply to Felix to see if he could not exorcise him.'
Also I think you came out to exorcise the same by name, for I heard it in the Latin.
The demon replied, "It is not customary to exorcise in that tongue."
He went to see her, taking with him a priest, who began to exorcise her, bidding her avaunt if she were of the Evil One.
c.1400, "to invoke spirits," from Old French exorciser (14c.), from Late Latin exorcizare, from Greek exorkizein "banish an evil spirit; bind by oath" (see exorcism).
Sense of "calling up evil spirits to drive them out" became dominant 16c. A rare case where -ise trumps -ize on both sides of the Atlantic, perhaps by influence of exercise. Related: Exorcised; exorcising.