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Meaning of PURIFY

Pronunciation:  'pyûru`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distiilation; "purify the water"
  2. [v]  make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
  3. [v]  become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
 

PURIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: distill, make pure, sanctify, sublimate
 
 See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, improve, lustrate, meliorate, purge, rectify, refine, spiritualise, spiritualize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pu"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purified}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Purifying}.] [F. purifier, L. purificare; purus pure +
    -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Pure}, and {-fy}.]
    1. 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.
    
    2. Hence, in figurative uses:
       (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify
           the heart.
    
                 And fit them so Purified to receive him pure.
                                                   --Milton.
       (b) To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
    
                 And Moses took the blood, and put it upon the
                 horns of the altar, . . . and purified the
                 altar.                            --Lev. viii.
                                                   15.
    
                 Purify both yourselves and your captives. --
                                                   Num. xxxi. 19.
       (c) To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to
           purify a language. --Sprat.
    
    
  2. \Pu"ri*fy\, v. i.
    To grow or become pure or clear.
    
    
 
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