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purificatory

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adjective pu·ri·fi·ca·to·ry \pyu̇r-ˈi-fi-kə-ˌtȯr-ē, ˈpyu̇r-(ə-)fə-kə-\

Definition of purificatory

  1. :  serving, tending, or intended to purify <purificatory rituals>



1610

First Known Use of purificatory

1610


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