verb (used with object), ex·or·cised, ex·or·cis·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM exorciseex·or·cise·ment, nounex·or·cis·er, nounun·ex·or·cised, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exorciseexercise, exorcise
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Example sentences from the Web for exorcise
In the God-fearing, heavily Baptist town of West Memphis, devil worshiping became a scourge to exorcise.‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’: Its Road to the Academy Awards|Lorenza Muñoz|February 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I wanted to re-live the wonderful, happy moments of my early life in our relationship and—perhaps—exorcise the bad ones.
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.
And he spat upon the ground, as if to exorcise the evil spirit.
We are not quite ready to believe that it is essential to exorcise the devil, even if he is one of sheer indolence.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
Perfection is very slow to be reached, and that is what the Middle Ages required in order to exorcise the fears of divine wrath.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
Those needles with which he punctured the flanks of his swine and cattle: what devils did they exorcise?Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
I hope that now and then, when I ask it, and when the duties of your day are ended, you will come help me exorcise them.Audrey|Mary Johnston