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Definition of the verb purify

What does purify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: purified

  1. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
  2. make pure or free from sin or guilt
  3. become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin
    • example: The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb purify


  1. To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
  2. To free (someone) from guilt or sin


  1. "Purify" is a mini album released by the Canadian death metal band Axis of Advance in January 2006.
  2. "Purify" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Purify" is a composition.
  4. "Purify" is a musical single of Balligomingo.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  5. "Purify" is a musical album of Funk Trek.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Purify

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Google previewThe Bliss of Inner Fire (2005)

Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa by Thubten Yeshe

To purify means to psychologically work out our situation and our karma. The best way to do this is to realize the non-self-existence of negativity and of the self. Since this is difficult to understand, however, we need to do something about the ...

Google previewInfinite Self (1996)

33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power by Stuart Wilde

constantly purify means that you will be assailed on an hourly and daily basis by the ego's perception and its traits, urges, and desires. The mind won't let you take on a new concept, and that's it. It takes you a while to belong to a concept.

Google previewThe Lanthanides (2007)

by Richard Beatty

The easiest lanthanide element to purify is the most common lanthanide element, cerium. Bastnasite, the main cerium-containing mineral, is often roasted before the digestion process. As it is heated, the cerium forms a new compound that is ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

To cleanse, purify; to abstain from defilement or sin. bej-e ben -~xu. To cleanse or purify oneself. (D yal degegyr ——xu. To purify over a fire. ARII'ULAL / APl/lyJIAJI n.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster

Having power to PURIFICATORY, purify; tending to cleanse. PURIFIER, n. [from purify.] That which urifies or cleanses;

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1861)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

See PURIFY.] 1. The act of purifying; ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1853)

Adapted to the Present State of Literature, Science, and Art; on the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Comprising All Words Purely English ... by John Ogilvie

See PURIFY.] 1. The act of purifying ; the act or operation of ...

Google previewAll Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston

They were used to purify food or drink that could have been poisoned. The unicorn's meaning increased with pictures that interpreted it as symbolic of Christ or love. Christ was pierced on the cross as the unicorn was pierced by hunters.

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine-work, and Engineering (1857)

The size of the lime-machines ought to be so regulated that they will contain sufii < cient lime-water to purify the quantity of gas made in twenty-four hours, without having occasion to fill them higher than the water-line shown in the engraving.

Google previewA Dictionary in Sanscrit and English; Translated, Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation, Prepared by Learned Natives for the College of for William. 2. Ed (1832)

by Horace Hayman Wilson

To purify; also www. and www. uur, 1st cl. (wwfa) To go. wu m. (-w:) A large basket, or matted shed used for keeping corn, &c. f. (-ts)" A small village. “A city, or rather an affix to words forming the name of a town; it is especially used in the ...

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Quotes about Purify

Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.
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Scrabble value of P3U1R1I1F4Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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