pu|ri|fy

pu|ri|fy
pu|ri|fy «PYUR uh fy», verb, -fied, -fy|ing.
–v.t.
1. to make pure: »

Filters are used to purify water.

2. to free from whatever is evil: »

to purify the heart.

3. to make ceremonially clean: »

And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves (John 11:55).

4. to free of objectionable characteristics: »

to purify a language.

5. to clear or purge (of or from).
–v.i.
to become pure.
[< Old French purifier < Latin pūrificāre < pūrus pure + facere to make]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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