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Meaning of PURIFY

Pronunciation:  'pyûru`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
       (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.
                 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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