Definitions for purify
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purify, sublimate, make pure, distillverb
remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
"purify the water"
purify, purge, sanctifyverb
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: purifier, Fr. purifico, Lat.
If any bad blood should be left in the kingdom, an honourable foreign war will vent or purify it. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
The mass of the air was many thousand times greater than the water, and would in proportion require a greater time to be purified. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
By chace our long-liv’d fathers earn’d their food,
Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood. Dryden.
It ran upon so fine and delicate a ground, as one could not easily judge, whether the river did more wash the gravel, or the gravel did purify the river. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
He gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people. Tit. ii. 14.
If God gives grace, knowledge will not stay long behind; since it is the same spirit and principle that purifies the heart, and clarifies the understanding. Robert South, Sermons.
There were set six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews. Jo. ii. 6.
He saw the French tongue abundantly purified. Thomas Sprat.
To grow pure.
We do not suppose the separation of these two liquors wholly finished, before the purgation of the air began, though let them begin to purify at the same time. Burnet.
To purify means to remove impurities or unwanted elements from a substance, environment, or object. This can be done physically or chemically. In a broader, metaphorical sense, it can also refer to the act of making something free from immorality, corruption, or other undesirable qualities.
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
Etymology: [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
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
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.
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.
We are going to purify public life in Mexico.
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