verb (used with object)
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 followed by of or from ).
5. to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.
verb (used without object)
6. to become pure.
OTHER WORDS FROM PURIFY
pu·rif·i·ca·to·ry [pyoo-rif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
WORDS RELATED TO PURIFY
absolve, atone, wash, lustrate, fumigate, expiate, purge, decontaminate, sanitize, exculpate, aerate, oxygenate, clarify, redeem, shrive, cleanse, exonerate, chasten, sublimate, deodorize
See synonyms for: purify / purified / purification / purificatory on Thesaurus.com
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English purifien < Middle French purifier < Latin purificare. See pure, -ify
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PURIFY
The manufacturing is complicated because the vaccine virus is grown in living cells before it is purified and bottled.
THE ONE-SHOT VACCINE FROM JOHNSON & JOHNSON NOW HAS FDA SUPPORT IN THE US|ANTONIO REGALADO|FEBRUARY 27, 2021|MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Researchers then extract and purify this protein and combine it with a GSK compound that, when injected, prompts the human immune system to generate defenses, specifically antibodies, against it.
THE GREAT VACCINE RACE: INSIDE THE UNPRECEDENTED SCRAMBLE TO IMMUNIZE THE WORLD AGAINST COVID-19|ALICE PARK|SEPTEMBER 9, 2020|TIME
As for the claims that activated charcoal will help purify your body from toxins?
COULD EATING CHARCOAL HELP YOU DETOX?|DAILYBURN|SEPTEMBER 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We have an Islamic government, an interior ministry trying to purify its image, and a conservative masculine society," he says.
EGYPT’S GROWING GAY-RIGHTS MOVEMENT|BEL TREW|MAY 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST