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ex·or·cism

 (ĕk′sôr-sĭz′əm, -sər-)
n.
1. The act, practice, or ceremony of exorcising.
2. A formula used in exorcising.

ex′or·cist n.

ex•or•cism

(ˈɛk sɔrˌsɪz əm, -sər-)

n.
1. the act or process of exorcising.
2. the ceremony or the formula used in exorcising.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Old French) < Medieval Latin < Greek]
ex`or•cis′mal (-məl) ex′or•ci`so•ry (-ˌsaɪ zə ri) ex`or•cis′ti•cal, ex`or•cis′tic,
ex′or•cist, n.

exorcism

1. the ceremony that seeks to expel an evil spirit from a person or place.
2. the act or process of exorcising. — exorcist, n.exorcismal, exorcisory, exorcistic, exorcistical, adj.
See also: Demons

exorcism

A ritual performed to expel an evil spirit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exorcism - freeing from evil spiritsexorcism - freeing from evil spirits    
supernaturalism - a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
summoning, evocation - calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

exorcism

noun driving out, cleansing, expulsion, purification, deliverance, casting out, adjuration The priest performed a rite of exorcism.
Translations
تَعْويذه لِطَرْد الأرواح الشِّرّيرَه
djævleuddrivelseeksorcisme
egzorcizam
ördögűzés
særing
zariekanie
kötü ruhları kovma

exorcism

[ˈeksɔːsɪzəm] Nexorcismo m

exorcism

[ˈɛksɔːrsɪzəm] n [evil spirit] → exorcisme m

exorcism

exorcism

[ˈɛksɔːsɪzm] nesorcismo

exorcize,

exorcise

(ˈeksoːsӕiz) verb
to drive away (an evil spirit); to rid (a house etc) of an evil spirit.
ˈexorcism noun
(an) act of exorcizing.
ˈexorcist noun
a person who exorcizes.
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Also, experienced exorcists discourage the popular idea that the devil normally attacks the exorcist as revenge for the exorcism ritual.
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A CRAZED grandad died after police used stun guns to stop him choking a toddler in a bizarre exorcism ritual.
Structurally modeled on the Chinogwi exorcism ritual of Hwanghae Province, the novel is a physical as well as a spiritual journey, an "exorcism" of some sort not only for the dead evildoer Yohan, whose bones his brother buries in their native soil, but also for the Korean people themselves.