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purify


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Purify  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Purify  \Pu"ri*fy\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  or  become  pure  or  clear. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  purify 
  v  1:  remove  impurities  from  "purify  the  water"  [syn:  {sublimate}, 
  {make  pure},  {distill}] 
  2:  declare  holy  or  pure  or  free  from  sin;  "he  left  the 
  monastery  ourified"  [syn:  {sanctify}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Purify 
 
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