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purify

[ pyoor-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞py蕣蓹r 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), pu路ri路fied, pu路ri路fy路ing.
to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals.
to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements: to purify a language.
to free from guilt or evil.
to clear or purge (usually followed by of or from).
to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.
verb (used without object), pu路ri路fied, pu路ri路fy路ing.
to become pure.
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Origin of purify

1250鈥1300; Middle English purifien<Middle French purifier<Latin p奴rific膩re.See pure, -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for purify

purify
/ (藞pj蕣蓹r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to free (something) of extraneous, contaminating, or debasing matter
(tr) to free (a person, etc) from sin or guilt
(tr) to make clean, as in a ritual, esp the churching of women after childbirth

Derived forms of purify

purification, nounpurificatory (藞pj蕣蓹r瑟f瑟藢ke瑟t蓹r瑟), adjective

Word Origin for purify

C14: from Old French purifier, from Late Latin p奴rific膩re to cleanse, from p奴rus pure + facere to make
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