Definitions for purifyˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  1. purify(Verb)

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

  2. purify(Verb)

    To free (someone) from guilt or sin

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  6. Origin: [F. purifier, L. purificare; purus pure + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Pure, and -fy.]


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