Definitions for purifyˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pu•ri•fyˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ(v.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make pure; free from pollutants or contaminants.

  2. to free from extraneous or objectionable elements.

  3. to free from guilt or evil.

  4. to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.

    Category: Religion

  5. (v.i.)to become pure.

Origin of purify:

1250–1300; ME < MF purifier < L pūrificāre

pu′ri•fi`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purify, sublimate, make pure, distill(verb)

    remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

    "purify the water"

  2. purify, purge, sanctify(verb)

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

  3. purify(verb)

    become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

    "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

Wiktionary

  1. purify(Verb)

    To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities

  2. purify(Verb)

    To free (someone) from guilt or sin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purify(verb)

    to make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air

  2. Purify(verb)

    hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart

  3. Purify(verb)

    to free from ceremonial or legal defilement

  4. Purify(verb)

    to free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language

  5. Purify(verb)

    to grow or become pure or clear

Freebase

  1. Rational Purify

    Purify is a memory debugger program used by software developers to detect memory access errors in programs, especially those written in C or C++. It was originally written by Reed Hastings of Pure Software. Pure Software later merged with Atria Software to form Pure Atria Software, which in turn was later acquired by Rational Software, which in turn was acquired by IBM. It is functionally similar to other memory debuggers, such as Insure++, Valgrind and BoundsChecker.


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purify(verb)

to make pure

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