purify

  • 1 Purify — Pu ri*fy (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purified} (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Purifying} (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac] [i^]ng).] [F. purifier, L. purificare; purus pure + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Pure}, and { fy}.] 1. To… …

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  • 2 Purify — may refer to: * Purification, the act or process of purifying * IBM Rational Purify, in computing, debugger software …

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  • 3 Purify — Pu ri*fy, v. i. To grow or become pure or clear. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 purify — index decontaminate, expurgate, fix (repair), meliorate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 purify — c.1300, free from spiritual pollution, from O.Fr. purifier (12c.), from L. purificare to make pure, from purus pure (see PURE (Cf. pure)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Meaning free from extraneous matter is recorded… …

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  • 6 purify — [v] free; make clean absolve, aerate, aerify, atone, chasten, clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, decontaminate, deodorize, depurate, deterge, disinfect, edulcorate, elutriate, exculpate, exonerate, expiate, filter, fumigate, lustrate, oxygenate,… …

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  • 7 purify — ► VERB (purifies, purified) ▪ remove contaminants from; make pure. DERIVATIVES purification noun purifier noun …

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  • 8 purify — [pyoor′ə fī΄] vt. purified, purifying [ME purifien < OFr purifier < L purificare: see PURE & FY] 1. to rid of impurities or pollution 2. to free from guilt, sin, or ceremonial uncleanness 3. to free from incorrect or corrupting elements …

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  • 9 purify — UK [ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ] / US [ˈpjʊrəfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms purify : present tense I/you/we/they purify he/she/it purifies present participle purifying past tense purified past participle purified 1) to make something clean by removing dirty or …

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  • 10 purify — [c]/ˈpjurəfaɪ / (say pyoohruhfuy) verb (purified, purifying) –verb (t) 1. to make pure; free from extraneous matter, or from anything that debases, pollutes, or contaminates: to purify metals. 2. to free from foreign or objectionable elements: to …

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  • 11 purify — purification, n. purificatory /pyoo rif i keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. purifier, n. /pyoor euh fuy /, v., purified, purifying. v.t. 1. to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals. 2. to… …

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  • 12 purify — pu|ri|fy [ˈpjuərıfaı US ˈpjur ] v past tense and past participle purified present participle purifying third person singular purifies [T] 1.) to remove dirty or harmful substances from something ▪ chemicals used to purify the water 2.) to make… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 purify — pu|ri|fy [ pjurəfaı ] verb transitive 1. ) to make something clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it: The rooms are equipped with systems that purify the air and water. 2. ) to make a person holy or without evil: the need to purify… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 purify — [[t]pjʊ͟ərɪfaɪ[/t]] purifies, purifying, purified VERB If you purify a substance, you make it pure by removing any harmful, dirty, or inferior substances from it. [V n] I take wheat and yeast tablets daily to purify the blood... [V ed] Only… …

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  • 15 purify — verb 1) trees help to purify the air Syn: clean, cleanse, refine, decontaminate; filter, clarify, clear, freshen, deodorize; sanitize, disinfect, sterilize 2) they purify themselves before the ceremony Syn …

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  • 16 purify —   Ho oma ema e.   Also: huikala, lele uli; ho opapa (as a woman after childbirth);    ♦ purify with water, lele wai, hāwai, kai ōlena;    ♦ purify with salt water, kapu kai, kapukapu kai, pī kai, pī kai ōlena, pī kai kea …

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  • 17 purify — verb Purify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑water …

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  • 18 purify — v. (D; tr.) to purify of * * * [ pjʊ(ə)rɪfaɪ] (D;tr.) to purifyof …

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  • 19 purify — verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English purifien, from Anglo French purifier, from Latin purificare, from Latin purus + ificare ify Date: 14th century transitive verb to make pure: as a. to clear from material defilement or imperfection b.… …

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  • 20 purify — verb a) To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities b) To free (someone) from guilt or sin See Also: pure …

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