Purify meaning

pyo͝orə-fī
Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.

To take the toxins out of drinking water is an example of purify.

To go to church and be freed from sin is an example of purify.

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To rid of impurities.

Purify water.

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To free from moral or spiritual defilement.

Rituals to purify the soul.

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To rid of foreign or objectionable elements.

Tried to purify the party of its dissenters.

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To rid of impurities or pollution.
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To free from guilt, sin, or ceremonial uncleanness.
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To free from incorrect or corrupting elements.
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To purge (of or from)
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To become purified.
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To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities.
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To free (someone) from guilt or sin.
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Origin of purify

  • Middle English purifien from Old French purifier from Latin pūrificāre pūrus clean pure -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition