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English noun: purification

1. purification (act) the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities

Broader (hypernym)cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

2. purification (process) the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

Synonymsrefinement, refining

Broader (hypernym)processing

Narrower (hyponym)rectification

3. purification (act) a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites


Broader (hypernym)ceremony

4. purification (act) the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing

SamplesPurification through repentance.

Broader (hypernym)purgation, purge, purging

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