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ˈɛk sɔrˌsaɪz, -sər-ex·or·cise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exorcise, exorcizeverb

    expel through adjuration or prayers

    "exorcise evil spirits"

Wiktionary

  1. exorciseverb

    To drive out an evil spirit from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer

    Etymology: From exorciser, from Late exorcizare, from ἐξορκίζειν.

  2. exorciseverb

    To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit

    Etymology: From exorciser, from Late exorcizare, from ἐξορκίζειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exorciseverb

    to cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one

    Etymology: [L. exorcizare, Gr. 'exorki`zein; 'ex out + "orki`zein to make one swear, bind by an oath, fr. "o`rkos oath: cf. F. exorciser.]

  2. Exorciseverb

    to deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon

    Etymology: [L. exorcizare, Gr. 'exorki`zein; 'ex out + "orki`zein to make one swear, bind by an oath, fr. "o`rkos oath: cf. F. exorciser.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exorcise

    eks′or-sīz, or eks-or′-, v.t. to adjure by some holy name: to call forth or drive away, as a spirit: to deliver from the influence of an evil spirit.—ns. Ex′orcism, act of exorcising or expelling evil spirits by certain ceremonies: a formula for exorcising; Ex′orcist, one who exorcises or pretends to expel evil spirits by adjurations: (R.C. Church) the third of the minor orders. [Through Late L., from Gr. exorkizeinex, out, horkos, an oath.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorcise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorcise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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