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Noun: purification  ,pyûr-u-fi'key-shun
  1. The act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
     
  2. The process of removing impurities (as from oil, metals or sugar etc.)
    - refining, refinement
     
  3. A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
    - purgation
     
  4. The act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing
    "purification through repentance"

Derived forms: purifications

Type of: ceremony, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, processing, purgation, purge, purging

Encyclopedia: Purification