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exorcise

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verb ex·or·cise \ˈek-ˌsȯr-ˌsīz, -sər-\

Simple Definition of exorcise

  • : to force (an evil spirit) to leave

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exorcise

exorcised

also

exorcized

exorcising

also

exorcizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration b :  to get rid of (something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive)

  3. 2 :  to free of an evil spirit

exorciser

noun

Examples of exorcise in a sentence

  1. The movie is about a priest who tries to exorcise demons from a young girl.

  2. <please exorcise that offensive word from your vocabulary>



Variants of exorcise

also

exorcize

Origin and Etymology of exorcise

Middle English, from Anglo-French exorciscer, from Late Latin exorcizare, from Greek exorkizein, from ex- + horkizein to bind by oath, adjure, from horkos oath


First Known Use: 1539



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