purification

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌpjʊrəfɪˈkeɪʃən/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pu•ri•fy /ˈpyʊrəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to make pure; free from anything that pollutes or contaminates.
  2. to free from extra or objectionable elements.
pu•ri•fi•ca•tion /ˌpyʊrəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
pu•ri•fi•er, n. [countable]See -pur-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pu•ri•fy  (pyŏŏrə fī′),USA pronunciation v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates:to purify metals.
  2. to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements:to purify a language.
  3. to free from guilt or evil.
  4. to clear or purge (usually fol. by of or from).
  5. Religionto make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.

v.i. 
  1. to become pure.
pu′ri•fi•cation, n. 
pu•rif•i•ca•to•ry  (pyŏŏrə fī′),USA pronunciation adj.  puri•fi′er, n. 
  • Latin pūrificāre. See pure, -ify
  • Middle French purifier
  • Middle English purifien 1250–1300

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