verb (used with object), pu·ri·fied, pu·ri·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), pu·ri·fied, pu·ri·fy·ing.
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I’ve used it to purify hundreds of gallons of water, and it’s ideal for group pursuits in the backcountry or in emergency scenarios.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
When the water was purified, the leftover solids contained a high concentration of microscopic aluminum particles, a valuable commodity which can be sold to offset the cost of decontamination.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
We can’t ventilate and air-purify our way out of the need to wear masks, reduce occupancy in indoor spaces, and physically distance.How to have a safer — but not safe — pandemic Thanksgiving|Brian Resnick|November 11, 2020|Vox
Then the recyclable material—a mixture of uranium and plutonium—gets separated from other fission products in the spent fuel and purified.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It boasts three-speed settings and a three-step filtration process that can purify the air five times per hour.Home and office products that make sure-fire gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
The entire grim experience, he claims, was a source of “purification.”
This has some associations with the theory of catharsis, a view that is linked to purification and cleansing.
My only real expenses have been things like first-aid kits, water-purification tablets, batteries, walkie talkies and the like.How to Prepare for December 21, 2012? Preppers Weigh In|Andrew Carter|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why do Republicans continue to value “purification” and bloodletting over winning elections?Meghan McCain: Is It Too Late for Mitt Romney and Republicans?|Meghan McCain|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But your ideological purification drive will spell doom soon.
As we are then about to celebrate the purification, we have written unto you: and you shall do well, if you keep the same days.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Various proposals had been made at different times for the reduction or purification of the pension list.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The water of purification was then thrice sprinkled over those present, and all except the immediate family left the place.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
There is a savage ritual of purification from blood shed by a homicide (compare Eumenides, line 273).Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
After a careful purification it is made into the white cakes called alfajores, or prepared as white sugar.