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Synonyms and Antonyms of purify

  1. 1 to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially <Catholics go to confession to be purified> Synonyms cleanse, purge, sanctify Related Words amend, improve, refine; heal, regenerate, restore; elevate, ennoble, uplift; absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate Near Antonyms corrupt, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, pervert, stain, warp; poison, profane, prostitute; sully, tarnish

  2. 2 to remove usually visible impurities from <purify the water by distillation> Synonyms clear, distill (also distil), filter, fine, garble, clarifyRelated Words process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitizeNear Antonyms cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully

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