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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.
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.
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.
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.
At last they discover that all which at first drew them together,--those once sacred features, that magical play of charms,--was deciduous, had a prospective end, like the scaffolding by which the house was built; and the purification of the intellect and the heart from year to year is the real marriage, foreseen and prepared from the first, and wholly above their consciousness.
The design and object of this Institution is to reclaim the youthful criminal by firm but kind and judicious treatment; to make his prison a place of purification and improvement, not of demoralisation and corruption; to impress upon him that there is but one path, and that one sober industry, which can ever lead him to happiness; to teach him how it may be trodden, if his footsteps have never yet been led that way; and to lure him back to it if they have strayed: in a word, to snatch him from destruction, and restore him to society a penitent and useful member.
The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification.