Purification

  • 1 purification — [ pyrifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. purificatio 1 ♦ Cérémonie, rite par lequel on se purifie. ⇒ ablution. Purification par l eau. Les purifications prescrites par la loi mosaïque, islamique. Fête de la Purification de la Vierge : fête catholique… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 purification — Purification. s. f. Nettoyement, restablissement dans l estat de pureté. Rien ne contribuë tant à la purification du sang que, &c. cela sert à la purification des métaux. Purification, est aussi l Action que le Prestre fait à la Messe lors qu… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 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 * Purification of quantum state in quantum mechanics, especially quantum information *… …

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  • 4 Purification — Pu ri*fi*ca tion, n. [F. purification, L. purificatio. See {Purify}.] 1. The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 purification — [n] freeing, cleansing ablution, absolution, atonement, baptism, bathing, catharsis, depuration, disinfection, distillation, expiation, expurgation, forgiveness, grace, lavation, laving, lustration, purgation, purge, purifying, rarefaction,… …

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  • 6 purification — Purification, Purificatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 purification — (pu ri fi ka sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de séparer des corps naturels leurs impuretés. La purification des métaux.    Action de débarrasser une substance quelconque de toutes les matières qui lui sont étrangères. La… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 PURIFICATION — s. f. Action de purifier, d ôter d une substance ce qui s y trouve d impur et d étranger. Cela sert à la purification des métaux. La purification du sang, des humeurs. PURIFICATION, est aussi L action que le prêtre fait à la messe, lorsque, après …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 9 Purification — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Purification », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Purification en chimie (méthodes de… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 10 PURIFICATION — n. f. Action de purifier, d’ôter d’une substance ce qui s’y trouve d’impur et d’étranger. Cela sert à la purification des métaux. La purification du sang. Il désigne aussi l’Action que le prêtre fait à la messe lorsque, après avoir pris le sang… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 11 purification — pu·ri·fi·ca·tion (pyo͝or ə fĭ kāʹshən) n. The act or an instance of cleansing or purifying. * * *       the use of ritual techniques to protect against what are held to be unclean, sinful, or otherwise undesirable situations. In a society with a… …

    Universalium

  • 12 purification — pu|ri|fi|ca|tion [ ,pjurıfə keıʃn ] noun uncount 1. ) the process of making something clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it: water purification 2. ) a religious act or ceremony to purify someone or something: purification of: the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 purification — UK [ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌpjʊrɪfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] 1) the process of making something clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it water purification 2) a religious act or ceremony to purify someone or something… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Purification —    The process by which a person unclean, according to the Levitical law, and thereby cut off from the sanctuary and the festivals, was restored to the enjoyment of all these privileges.    The great annual purification of the people was on the… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 15 purification — noun Purification is used before these nouns: ↑ritual Purification is used after these nouns: ↑water …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 purification — noun (U) 1 a process that removes the dirty or unwanted parts from something: a water purification plant 2 acts or ceremonies to remove evil from someone: ritual purification …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 purification —   Ho oma ema e ana. See purify.    ♦ Purification day, lā huikala.    ♦ Purification festivities, hi uwai …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 purification — Rites necessary for Hebrew men and women in the frequent events of their contracting a kind of ritual impurity, as in menstruation or by touching a corpse. It was the duty of a priest to remove the traces of impurity by means of a sacrifice at an …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 19 purification —    of the race    the systematic killing of gypsies, Jews, and mentally or physically subnormal Germans    How the Nazis sought to justify mass murder:     The Nazis refashioned warfare was a means of achieving the racial purification of Europe,… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 purification — gryninimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Priemaišų šalinimas. atitikmenys: angl. purification rus. очистка …

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