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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San Diego’s doing that by building the Pure Water project, a multibillion-dollar system that will purify wastewater well enough for drinking.Water Authority Didn’t Always Take Pure Water Project Seriously, Emails Show|MacKenzie Elmer|February 17, 2021|Voice of San Diego
She then purified them, measured their biophysical properties and checked their structures with nuclear magnetic resonance for the distinctive “fingerprints” of the protein folds.Some Proteins Change Their Folds to Perform Different Jobs|Viviane Callier|February 3, 2021|Quanta Magazine
In the desert Southwest, it might be more important to purify to drinking quality the water that comes out of the tanks.
A return to monomeric configurations, or shapes in which residues are exposed to water, would tend to be eliminated by purifying selection, selection against maladaptive variation.
In Death of the Black-Haired Girl faith and reason and pragmatism and despair go at each other in a more purified personal form.Of Sin and College: Robert Stone’s ‘Death of a Black-Haired Girl’|Tom LeClair|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They rather adopted and purified it for Christian purposes, just as they did the diverse elements of ancient civilization.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
It will not conserve Christianity, but may be purified by it, even if able to flourish without it.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
They then returned to the house which was purified by an offering to the Lars, and the funeral rites were over.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
I have no faith in human nature except as it is constantly strengthened and purified by struggle.The Inhumanity of Socialism|Edward F. Adams
He possessed a purely philosophical spirit and a soul well purified from vulgar errors.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie