pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce purification (audio)
: the act or an instance of purifying or of being purified

Examples of purification in a Sentence

some people must undergo a ritual purification after certain activities
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of purification was in the 14th century

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“Purification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purification. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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