verb (used with object), ex·or·cised, ex·or·cis·ing.
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Origin of exorcise
OTHER WORDS FROM exorciseex·or·cise·ment, nounex·or·cis·er, nounun·ex·or·cised, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exorciseexercise, exorcise
Example sentences from the Web for exorcise
The Ravens exorcised one demon in beating the Titans, who also beat them this regular season in overtime.What to know from NFL playoffs first round: Lamar Jackson wins and Tom Brady finds a way|Adam Kilgore|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Facing the Tennessee Titans, the Ravens had a chance to right their season and exorcise some demons.What to know from NFL Week 11: Carson Wentz looks lost, and Taysom Hill is just getting started|Adam Kilgore|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Though it was exorcised and is now caged, it apparently still moves about and growls at visitors.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You|Nina Strochlic|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CEOs may not get too exorcised about a falling stock price or declining market share.
But it seemed to have exorcised many of the demons haunting the lithe and fair actress.Anne Heche’s Crazy New Movie, ‘That’s What She Said’|Lorenza Muñoz|October 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hilton, who at one time exorcised her childhood demons by turning to comedy, said she is unable to laugh anymore.
And with that, the president exorcised the political spirit of Ronald Reagan from Capitol Hill.
Not, however, until these fears are exorcised can there be the liberty of the gospel or the full triumph of love.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
Possibly their fears would have been realized, had not a pious priest exorcised the evil spirits.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
Does Legion still lurk in him, though repressed; or has he exorcised that Devil's Brood?Sartor Resartus|Thomas Carlyle
However brief the time and slight the connection, his spirit cannot be exorcised so long as the tower stands.Our Old Home, Vol. 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
One glance at the open face convinced him that his plan had proved successful; the drink fiend had been exorcised.Grey Town|Gerald Baldwin