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English verb: purify

1. purify (change) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation


SamplesPurify the water.


Synonymsdistill, make pure, sublimate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)purge, rectify, refine


Verb groupdistil, distill


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. purify (change) make pure or free from sin or guilt


SamplesHe left the monastery purified.


Synonymspurge, sanctify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)lustrate, spiritualise, spiritualize

3. purify (change) become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin


SamplesThe hippies came to the ashram in order to purify.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change









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