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Verb: purify  'pyûr-u,fI
  1. (chemistry) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    "purify the water";
    - sublimate, make pure, distill [N. Amer], distil [Brit]
  2. Make pure or free from sin or guilt
    "he left the monastery purified";
    - purge, sanctify
  3. Become clean, pure or free of guilt and sin
    "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

Derived forms: purifying, purifies, purified

Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, improve, meliorate, mend, modify

Encyclopedia: Purify