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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.
[self-pyoo r-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌsɛlf pyʊər ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
a natural process of purifying, as the ability of a body of water to rid itself of pollutants.
purification of oneself.
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


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