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ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪPURIFY

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purify, sublimate, make pure, distillverb

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

    "purify the water"

  2. purify, purge, sanctifyverb

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

  3. purifyverb

    become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

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

Wiktionary

  1. purifyverb

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

  2. purifyverb

    To free (someone) from guilt or sin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purifyverb

    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

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

  2. Purifyverb

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

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

  3. Purifyverb

    to free from ceremonial or legal defilement

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

  4. Purifyverb

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

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

  5. Purifyverb

    to grow or become pure or clear

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of PURIFY in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As people wash and change dress for hygiene and freshness; similarly, one can clean and purify its tongue with truth and beautify with honesty; indeed, it fragrances fragrance.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As the honey bees land on flowers and fruits, to sip nectar from that for producing honey; it shows its nature. Similarly, sober and qualified figures, follow visionary subjects and objects, to beautify and purify its vision; it mirrors intellect.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    We are going to purify public life in Mexico.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The judiciary perpetuates a breath of state structure. If it fails to purify and justify itself; consequently, all of its systems evince a collapse; indeed, it embraces only the destruction.

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