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Another word for purify

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Verb
  1. To make or become clear by the removal of impurities

      1. To make or become clear and free from impurities
      2. To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
      3. To clear of confusion or uncertainty:
      1. To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
      2. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities:
      3. In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
      1. To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
      2. To free from dirt, defilement, or guilt; purge or clean.
      3. To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
      1. To make fine or pure; free from impurities, dross, alloy, sediment, etc.; purify; clarify
      2. To use precise distinctions and subtlety in thought or speech.
      3. To remove by purifying.
    See also:

    clean

  2. To free from sin, guilt, or defilement

      1. To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
      2. To free from dirt, defilement, or guilt; purge or clean.
      3. To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
      1. To purify by means of certain ceremonies
      2. To purify by means of ceremony.
      1. (Computers) To clear (a storage device) of unwanted data.
      2. To become clean, clear, or pure
      3. To cleanse of guilt, sin, or ceremonial defilement
    See also:

    clean

    religion

Another word for purify

Verb
  1. To cleanse

      1. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
      2. To punish in order to correct or make better; chastise
      3. To rid of excess; refine or purify:
      1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
      2. To become clear:
      3. To remove the occupants of:
      1. To become fine or pure; become free from impurities, etc.
      2. To remove by purifying.
      3. To use precise distinctions and subtlety in thought or speech.
      1. To pass (a gas) over or through a liquid in order to remove soluble matter
      2. To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
      3. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
      1. To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms:
      2. To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms:
      3. To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent such as bleach.
      1. (Archaic) To perfume
      2. To expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in
      3. To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
      1. To mask or neutralize the odor of or in:
      2. To mask or eliminate the odor of, or an odor in, (something).
      3. To remove or mask the odor of or in
      1. To purify
      2. To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.
      1. To make or become clear and free from impurities
      2. To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
      3. To become clear.
      1. To cleanse (a wound, etc.)
      2. To wash or wipe off (a wound, for example); cleanse.
      1. To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into an acceptable activity.
      2. To express (socially or personally unacceptable impulses, specif. sexual impulses) in constructive, acceptable forms, often unconsciously
      3. To cause to change directly from a solid to a gas, or from a gas to a solid, without becoming a liquid
      1. (Rare) To free from acidity.
      2. (Rare) To sweeten (in all senses).
      1. (Law) To clear (a person) of a charge or conviction.
      2. To become clean, clear, or pure
      3. (Computers) To clear (a storage device) of unwanted data.
      1. (Computers) To use a filter to block or restrict access to:
      2. To remove or separate by means of a filter
      3. To remove by passing through a filter:
    See also:

    clean

  2. To absolve

      1. To turn in (trading stamps or coupons) for a prize, premium, discount, etc.
      2. To save (a person or soul) from a state of sinfulness and its consequences.
      3. To convert into cash:
      1. To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
      2. To release (a person) from punishment or disfavor for wrongdoing or a fault:
      3. To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
      1. To respect or honor greatly; revere.
      2. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.
      3. To regard as holy; honor as sacred; venerate
      1. To exalt; glorify:
      2. (R.C.Ch.) To declare (a deceased person), by public statement, to be in heaven and entitled to some public veneration
      3. (Roman Catholic Church) To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
    See also:

    excuse

    forgive