purification


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pu·ri·fi·ca·tion

 (pyo͝or′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The act or an instance of cleansing or purifying.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purification - the act of cleaning by getting rid of impuritiespurification - the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
2.purification - the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)purification - the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
rectification - (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
3.purification - a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
4.purification - the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing; "purification through repentance"
purge, purging, purgation - the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

purification

noun
1. The act or process of removing physical impurities:
2. A freeing from sin, guilt, or defilement:
Translations
تَنْقِيَه، تَصْفِيَه
očistění
renselserensning
hreinsun
očistenie
arıtımtemizleme

purification

[ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N [of air] → purificación f; [of water] → depuración f

purification

[ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] npurification f

purification

nReinigung f

purification

[ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (see vb) → depurazione f, purificazione f

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.

purification

n. purificación, destilación.

purification

n purificación f
References in classic literature ?
The god had commanded that their purification should be the purification by pilgrimage.
Resentment--why, it is purification; it is a most stinging and painful consciousness!
Through all these means of purification for the priestly career, he passed at last into the one sphere that was worthy of him: he entered the Church, under the protection of influential friends.
He immediately set about a thorough purification. Making a rude sweating-house on the banks of the river, he would shut himself up until in a reeking perspiration, and then suddenly emerging, would plunge into the river.
A startling "Hi-hi!" from our camp followers and a loud "Halt!" from an English gentleman in the party checked the adventurer, and then we were informed that so dire a profanation is it for a Christian dog to set foot upon the sacred threshold of a Moorish mosque that no amount of purification can ever make it fit for the faithful to pray in again.
Only by the inner purification of myself can I retain in some degree of purity the liquid I receive."
If Jesus was right, then these two unfortunates were my sisters, and the only hope of their purification was in my affection and tenderness.
Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement." The less zealous English thought they conferred a sufficient honor on its unsullied fountains, when they bestowed the name of their reigning prince, the second of the house of Hanover.
-- or a polluted soul towards their purification? And as for the people's reverence, would that it were turned to scorn and hatred!
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
'I didn't,' sobbed the youth, escaping from my hands, and finishing the remainder of the purification with his cambric pocket- handkerchief.
Without pondering in detail upon the matter at all, his sensations were of purification and uplift.