purify, sublimate, make pure, distill(verb)
remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
"purify the water"
purify, purge, sanctify(verb)
make pure or free from sin or guilt
"he left the monastery purified"
become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin
"The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
To free (someone) from guilt or sin
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
hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart
to free from ceremonial or legal defilement
to free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language
to grow or become pure or clear
Origin: [F. purifier, L. purificare; purus pure + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Pure, and -fy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. purificāre—purus, pure, facĕre, to make.]
The numerical value of purify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of purify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
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.
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.
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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