AskDefine | Define purify

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1 remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water" [syn: sublimate, make pure, distill]
2 make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified" [syn: purge, sanctify]
3 become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify" [also: purified]

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  1. To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
  2. To free (someone) from guilt or sin

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