pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce purification (audio) \

Definition of purification

: the act or an instance of purifying or of being purified

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Examples of purification in a Sentence

some people must undergo a ritual purification after certain activities
Recent Examples on the Web Knowing where to start in terms of finding the best solution for air purification can be daunting. Earl Correll, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Upgrade your HVAC for purer air," 11 July 2020 The videos with the claim about the air purification system have since been removed from the church's social media accounts. NBC News, "Can air filtration stop coronavirus at a Trump rally in Phoenix? Experts doubt it.," 23 June 2020 One of the biggest initiatives the company has invested in is technology from AtmosAir Solutions — an air purification system intended to disinfect air on board using bi-polar Ionization. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Virgin Voyages Announces New Sail Date and Health Plan for First Adults-Only Cruise," 23 June 2020 But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Virgin Voyages partnered with AtmosAir Solutions to retrofit Scarlet Lady with an air purification system that also disinfects air on board by leveraging bipolar ionization technology. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "EXCLUSIVE: Virgin Voyages announces 'Voyage Well' health plan for Scarlet Lady ship," 19 June 2020 Along with closing the restaurant for 14 days since the employee last worked June 3, Biernat decided to install air purification technology in the restaurant. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, "Zoli’s, Cane Rosso in Carrollton, Al Biernat’s North, and other restaurants close temporarily as workers become sick with COVID-19," 15 June 2020 The resort said all of its properties have been equipped with air purification and disinfecting systems. USA TODAY, "Rock Hall, Hard Rock resort, full-service gas: News from around our 50 states," 13 June 2020 Still, Dan from Potato Head told me about another purification temple, the waterfall at Sebatu, a few miles beyond Tirta Empul, which attracts mainly locals. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 The donation includes air and water purification systems, intensive care unit air management solutions, and scanning and mobile printing equipment. Fortune, "How Fortune 500 companies are utilizing their resources and expertise during the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of purification

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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19 Jul 2020

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“Purification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purification. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce purification (audio) \

Kids Definition of purification

: an act or instance of freeing from impurities or of being freed from impurities

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