purification

noun pu·ri·fi·ca·tion \ ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of purification

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

Examples of purification in a Sentence

  1. some people must undergo a ritual purification after certain activities

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First Known Use of purification

14th century

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PURIFICATION Defined for Kids

purification

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

Definition of purification for Students

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


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