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One entry found for purify.
Entry Word: purify
Function: verb
Text: 1 to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially <Catholics go to confession to be purified>
Synonyms cleanse, purge, sanctify
Related Words amend, improve, refine; heal, regenerate, restore; elevate, ennoble, uplift; absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate
Near Antonyms corrupt, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, pervert, stain, warp; poison, profane, prostitute; sully, tarnish
2 to remove usually visible impurities from <purify the water by distillation> -- see CLARIFY 1