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exorcise

or ex路or路cize

[ ek-sawr-sahyz, -ser- ]
/ 藞蓻k s蓴r藢sa瑟z, -s蓹r- /
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verb (used with object), ex路or路cised, ex路or路cis路ing.
to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies: to exorcise a demon.
to free (a person, place, etc.) of evil spirits or malignant influences.
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Origin of exorcise

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English, from Late Latin exorciz膩re, from Greek exork铆zein, equivalent to ex- 鈥渙ut of, from鈥 (see ex-3 + (h)ork铆zein 鈥渢o cause (someone) to swear an oath鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM exorcise

ex路or路cise路ment, nounex路or路cis路er, nounun路ex路or路cised, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exorcise

exercise, exorcise
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