[pyoo r-uh-fahy] /ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), purified, purifying.
to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates:
to purify metals.
to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements:
to purify a language.
to free from guilt or evil.
to clear or purge (usually followed by of or from).
to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.
verb (used without object), purified, purifying.
to become pure.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
to free (something) of extraneous, contaminating, or debasing matter
(transitive) to free (a person, etc) from sin or guilt
(transitive) to make clean, as in a ritual, esp the churching of women after childbirth
early 14c., “free from spiritual pollution,” from Old French purefier “purify, cleanse, refine” (12c.), from Latin purificare “to make pure,” from purus “pure” (see pure) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Meaning “free from extraneous matter” is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Purified; purifying.
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[poo r-im; Sephardic Hebrew poo-reem; Ashkenazic Hebrew poo r-im] /ˈpʊər ɪm; Sephardic Hebrew puˈrim; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpʊər ɪm/ noun 1. a Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman. /ˈpʊərɪm; Hebrew puːˈriːm/ noun 1. a Jewish holiday […]
- Purim pur
a lot, lots, a festival instituted by the Jews (Esther 9:24-32) in ironical commemoration of Haman’s consultation of the Pur (a Persian word), for the purpose of ascertaining the auspicious day for executing his cruel plot against their nation. It became a national institution by the common consent of the Jews, and is observed by […]
[pyoo r-een, -in] /ˈpyʊər in, -ɪn/ noun, Chemistry, Biochemistry. 1. a white, crystalline compound, C 5 H 4 N 4 , from which is derived a group of compounds including uric acid, xanthine, and caffeine. 2. one of several purine derivatives, especially the bases adenine and guanine, which are fundamental constituents of nucleic acids. /ˈpjʊəriːn/ […]
/puːˈriːriː/ noun (pl) -ris 1. a forest tree, Vitex lucens, of New Zealand, having red berries and glossy green leaves and yielding a durable dark brown timber
[pyoo r-iz-uh m] /ˈpyʊər ɪz əm/ noun 1. strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc. 2. an instance of this. 3. (often initial capital letter) Fine Arts. a style of art developed in France in the early 20th century, characterized by the use of simple geometric forms and images evocative of […]