purification

noun
pu·ri·fi·ca·tion | \ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of purification 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for purification

Synonyms

cleansing, sanctification

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of purification in a Sentence

some people must undergo a ritual purification after certain activities

Recent Examples on the Web

And in Israel, Pruitt was scheduled to unveil an agreement with Water-Gen, an Israeli water purification company championed by Adelson. Anchorage Daily News, "Influential outsiders played a key role in EPA administrator’s travel," 4 May 2018 And Loy wrapped up another big deal last month: the $355 million acquisition of SAES Pure Gas, a maker of gas-purification equipment. BostonGlobe.com, "Demand for chips is insatiable, and that’s just fine with Entegris," 9 July 2018 Based in Milwaukee, A. O. Smith Corp. manufactures residential and commercial water heating equipment, as well as water treatment and air purification products. Stephanie Morse, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kevin Wheeler to become next CEO of Milwaukee water technology company A.O. Smith," 11 July 2018 Make sure to change the water every season, though, and pack at least two methods of purification. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, "The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag," 27 June 2018 There are more than 100 nonprofits with missions that include education, water purification and health care for the poor. Ann Mauze, WSJ, "If You’re Thinking of Retiring in San Miguel de Allende," 19 Apr. 2018 So electric motors, batteries, air purification and air temperature, and circulation is a key thing of ours. Dan Frommer, Recode, "Afternoon tea with Sir James Dyson," 16 June 2018 Warshaw recommends water purification tablets in case the water supply becomes tainted. Washington Post, "What goes into a go-bag? How to prepare an emergency kit," 12 June 2018 Even some officials who were disciplined have been raised as examples of the incomplete nature of Albany’s purported self-purification. Vivian Wang, New York Times, "The #MeToo Movement Came to Albany. But Will It Stick?," 1 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'purification.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of purification

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about purification

Share purification

Dictionary Entries near purification

puri

Puri

purificant

purification

purificator

purificatory

puriform

Statistics for purification

Last Updated

4 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for purification

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for purification

purification

noun
pu·ri·fi·ca·tion | \ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Kids Definition of purification

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on purification

What made you want to look up purification? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!