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Definition of "purification" []

  • The act or an instance of cleansing or purifying. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "purification" in a sentence
  • "During the 5th century BC, the Athenians organized what they called a purification law for the island, forbidding the burials of the dead on it."
  • "As far as the church's purification is concerned, Benedict has already been cleaning house, accepting the resignations of a few bishops in recent weeks who either admitted they sexually abused youngsters or covered up for priests who did."
  • "Killing in the name of “liberty” and purification is the end-game for these psychotics."