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Purifying Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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Nithiant = n. a purifying
Puriad = n. a purifying
Puriant = n. a purifying
Purol = a. purifying, cleansing
1. serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites"
(synonym) purgatorial, purging
(pertainym) purge, purging, purgation
2. freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"
(antonym) adulterating, adulterant
(similar) ablutionary, cleansing
3. acting like an antiseptic
1. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
(synonym) sublimate, make pure, distill
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) refine, rectify
(verb-group) distill, distil
(derivation) refining, refinement, purification
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
(synonym) purge, sanctify
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) spiritualize, spiritualise
(derivation) purification, purgation
3. become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
Purifying Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Purification is the process of rendering something pure, i.e. clean of foreign elements and/or pollution, and may refer to:
- List of purification methods in chemistry
- Water purification
- Organisms used in water purification
- Purification of quantum state in quantum mechanics, especially quantum information
- Purification theorem in game theory and economics, a Nash equilibrium consisting of randomly mixed strategies
- Ritual purification, the religious activity to remove uncleanliness
- Purification of the Virgin, a Christian liturgical feast
- Purification Rundown in Scientology, a procedure that supposedly rids the body of toxins
- Purification, a 2002 Crimson Thorn album
- Sweat lodge
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