HyperDic: purify

English > 3 senses of the word purify:
VERBchangepurify, sublimate, make pure, distillremove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
changepurify, purge, sanctifymake pure or free from sin or guilt
changepurifybecome clean or pure or free of guilt and sin
purify > pronunciation
Soundspyuh'rahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > purify: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"purify the water"
Synonymssublimate, make pure, distill
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerpurgeRid of impurities
refine, rectifyReduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Similar todistill, distilUndergo the process of distillation
Spanishdestilar, purificar, sublimar
Catalandestil·lar, purificar
Nounspurificationthe act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
purificationthe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
purifieran apparatus for removing impurities
puritybeing undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
English > purify: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake pure or free from sin or guilt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspurge, sanctify
Narrowerlustratepurify by means of a ritual
spiritualize, spiritualisepurify from the corrupting influences of the world
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishpurificar, santificar
Catalanpurificar, santificar
Nounspurificationa ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites / rites
puritythe state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong
English > purify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome clean or pure or free of guilt and sin.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Nounspurificationthe act of purging of sin or guilt

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