Definitions for purifyˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ

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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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purify

    pū′ri-fī, v.t. to make pure: to cleanse from foreign or hurtful matter: to free from guilt or uncleanness: to free from improprieties or barbarisms, as language.—v.i. to become pure:—pa.t. and pa.p. pū′rifīed.n. Purificā′tion, act of purifying: (B.) the act of cleansing ceremonially by removing defilement: a cleansing of the soul from moral guilt or defilement: a crushing of desire after anything evil: the pouring of wine into the chalice to rinse it after communion, the wine being then drunk by the priest.—adj. Pū′rificātive.—n. Pū′rificātor.—adj. Pū′rificātory, tending to purify or cleanse.—n. Pū′rifier.—Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a feast observed in the R.C. Church on February 2d, in commemoration of the purification of the Virgin Mary, according to the Jewish ceremonial (Lev. xii. 2) forty days after the birth of Christ. [Fr. purifier—L. purificārepurus, pure, facĕre, to make.]

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, and then divested to UNICOM Systems, Inc. on Dec 31, 2014. It is functionally similar to other memory debuggers, such as Insure++, Valgrind and BoundsChecker.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

  2. Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.:

    Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

  4. Maitri Upanishads:

    Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Only when we grow up and mature, not just physically but also emotionally, we begin to appreciate that the colossal challenges, the searing sorrow, and the melodramatic melancholy in human life are not there to create agony, anguish and anxiety; but to toughen and to purify the human soul. There is always a purpose behind every act from almighty omnipresent Supreme Power, which we are expected to understand in time, if not right now. This self-realization is a wake up call, a reality check that truly changes our mindset and transforms our behavior thereafter.

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