Purify

Definition of Purify

Pu´ri`fy   Pronunciation: pū´rĭ`fī
v. t.1.To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
[imp. & p. p. Purified (pū"rĭ*fīd); p. pr. & vb. n. Purifying (pū"rĭ*fī"ĭng).]
2.Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.
And fit them so
Purified to receive him pure.
- Milton.
3.To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
And Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, . . . and purified the altar.
- Lev. viii. 15.
Purify both yourselves and your captives.
- Num. xxxi. 19.
4.To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.
v. i.1.To grow or become pure or clear.

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