HyperDic: purification

English > 4 senses of the word purification:
NOUNactpurificationthe act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
processpurification, refining, refinementthe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
actpurification, purgationa ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites / rites
actpurificationthe act of purging of sin or guilt
purification > pronunciation
Soundspyuh.rahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > purification: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities.
Broadercleaning, cleansing, cleanupThe act of making something clean
Spanishdepuración, purificación
Catalandepuració, purificació
Verbspurifyremove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
English > purification: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
Synonymsrefining, refinement
Narrowerrectification(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
BroaderprocessingPreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
Spanishrefinación, refinado, refinadura, refino
Catalanrefinació, refinament, refinatge
Verbspurifyremove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
English > purification: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites / rites.
Synonympurgation
BroaderceremonyThe proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
Spanishpurgación, purificación
Verbspurifymake pure or free from sin or guilt
English > purification: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing.
Example"purification through repentance"
Broaderpurge, purging, purgationThe act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
Spanishpurificación
Catalanpurificació
Verbspurifybecome clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

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