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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


Synonymspurgation


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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