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pu·ri·fy

 (pyo͝or′ə-fī′)
tr.v. pu·ri·fied, pu·ri·fy·ing, pu·ri·fies
1. To rid of impurities: purify water.
2. To rid of foreign or objectionable elements: tried to purify the party of its dissenters.
3. To free from moral or spiritual defilement: rituals to purify the soul.

[Middle English purifien, from Old French purifier, from Latin pūrificāre : pūrus, clean; see pure + -ficāre, -fy.]

pu·rif′i·ca·to′ry (pyo͝o-rĭf′ĭ-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
pu′ri·fi′er n.

purify

(ˈpjʊərɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to free (something) of extraneous, contaminating, or debasing matter
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to free (a person, etc) from sin or guilt
3. (Law) (tr) to free (a person, etc) from sin or guilt
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to make clean, as in a ritual, esp the churching of women after childbirth
[C14: from Old French purifier, from Late Latin pūrificāre to cleanse, from pūrus pure + facere to make]
ˌpurifiˈcation n
purificatory adj

pu•ri•fy

(ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to make pure; free from pollutants or contaminants.
2. to free from extraneous or objectionable elements.
3. to free from guilt or evil.
4. to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.
v.i.
5. to become pure.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French purifier < Latin pūrificāre]
pu`ri•fi•ca′tion, n.
pu′ri•fi`er, n.

purify


Past participle: purified
Gerund: purifying

Imperative
purify
purify
Present
I purify
you purify
he/she/it purifies
we purify
you purify
they purify
Preterite
I purified
you purified
he/she/it purified
we purified
you purified
they purified
Present Continuous
I am purifying
you are purifying
he/she/it is purifying
we are purifying
you are purifying
they are purifying
Present Perfect
I have purified
you have purified
he/she/it has purified
we have purified
you have purified
they have purified
Past Continuous
I was purifying
you were purifying
he/she/it was purifying
we were purifying
you were purifying
they were purifying
Past Perfect
I had purified
you had purified
he/she/it had purified
we had purified
you had purified
they had purified
Future
I will purify
you will purify
he/she/it will purify
we will purify
you will purify
they will purify
Future Perfect
I will have purified
you will have purified
he/she/it will have purified
we will have purified
you will have purified
they will have purified
Future Continuous
I will be purifying
you will be purifying
he/she/it will be purifying
we will be purifying
you will be purifying
they will be purifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purifying
you have been purifying
he/she/it has been purifying
we have been purifying
you have been purifying
they have been purifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purifying
you will have been purifying
he/she/it will have been purifying
we will have been purifying
you will have been purifying
they will have been purifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purifying
you had been purifying
he/she/it had been purifying
we had been purifying
you had been purifying
they had been purifying
Conditional
I would purify
you would purify
he/she/it would purify
we would purify
you would purify
they would purify
Past Conditional
I would have purified
you would have purified
he/she/it would have purified
we would have purified
you would have purified
they would have purified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.purify - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillationpurify - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
distill, distil - undergo the process of distillation
rectify, refine - reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
purge - rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
2.purify - make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
spiritualise, spiritualize - purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
lustrate - purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials
3.purify - become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

purify

verb
1. clean, filter, cleanse, refine, clarify, disinfect, fumigate, decontaminate, sanitize Plants can filter and purify the air in your office.
clean contaminate, pollute, soil, foul, infect, corrupt, taint, defile, adulterate, befoul
2. absolve, cleanse, redeem, exonerate, sanctify, exculpate, shrive, lustrate They believe that bathing in the Ganges at certain holy places purifies the soul.
absolve stain, taint, sully, vitiate

purify

verb
1. To make or become clear by the removal of impurities:
2. To free from sin, guilt, or defilement:
Translations
صفىيُصَفّي، يُنَقّي،
čistit
rense
hreinsa
prečistiť
arıtmaktemizlemek

purify

[ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ] VT [+ air] → purificar; [+ water] → depurar; [+ metal] → acrisolar, refinar

purify

[ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ] vt [+ water, air, substance] → purifier

purify

vtreinigen

purify

[ˈpjʊərɪˌfaɪ] vt (water, air) → depurare; (person) → purificare

pure

(ˈpjuə) adjective
1. not mixed with anything especially dirty or less valuable. pure gold.
2. clean, especially morally. pure thoughts.
3. complete; absolute. a pure accident.
4. (of sounds) clear; keeping in tune. She sang in a high pure tone.
ˈpurely adverb
ˈpureness noun
ˈpurity noun
ˈpurify (-fai) verb
to make pure. What is the best way to purify the air?
ˌpurifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˌpure-ˈblooded adjective
of unmixed race. a pure-blooded Englishman.
ˌpure-ˈbred adjective
(of animals) of unmixed breed; thoroughbred. a pure-bred Arab horse.
pure and simple
(used after a noun) nothing but. It was an accident pure and simple.

purify

v. purificar, destilar.

purify

vt (pret & pp -fied) purificar
References in classic literature ?
It was his custom, too, as it has been that of many other pious Puritans, to fast -- not however, like them, in order to purify the body, and render it the fitter medium of celestial illumination -- but rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.
The king sent the queen to the stake, proposing to purify her with fire.
And I will do according to their word, I =will= purify the fabric of the Temple
Some love might come across his life, and purify him, and shield him from those sins that seemed to be already stirring in spirit and in flesh-- those curious unpictured sins whose very mystery lent them their subtlety and their charm.
But though I was safe for the moment, I was not destined to remain long under his protection, for he was one of those who hold all dogs to be unclean, and that all the washing in the world will hardly purify you from their contact.
But, in the first place, what nobler destiny can you offer to a virtuous woman than to purify, like charcoal, the muddy waters of vice?
There is work, wild work, to be done before that place can be purify.
Tomorrow I should have defiled her soul and have exhausted her heart, while now the feeling of insult will never die in her heart, and however loathsome the filth awaiting her--the feeling of insult will elevate and purify her.
de Villefort to purify Marseilles of his partisans.
When they had done this they washed their hands and feet and went back into the house, for all was now over; and Ulysses said to the dear old nurse Euryclea, "Bring me sulphur, which cleanses all pollution, and fetch fire also that I may burn it, and purify the cloisters.
But the son of Atreus bade the people purify themselves; so they purified themselves and cast their filth into the sea.
Love is inexhaustible, and if its estate is wasted, its granary emptied, still cheers and enriches, and the man, though he sleep, seems to purify the air and his house to adorn the landscape and strengthen the laws.