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Definition of "purify" []

  • To rid of impurities; cleanse. (verb-transitive)
  • To rid of foreign or objectionable elements. (verb-transitive)
  • To free from sin, guilt, or other defilement. (verb-transitive)
  • To become clean or pure. (verb-intransitive)

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 "purify" in a sentence
  • "Tekroury, from the verb تكرر: meaning to renew, improve and purify, that is to say, their faith and learning by the pilgrimage."
  • "According to legend, the act of riding the horses through the bonfires is meant to "purify" them, much like a traditional baptism."
  • "But if you're willing to sacrifice those things to "purify" the Democratic party then you're obviously more concerned with chest-thumping than actual results."