purification

noun
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 For example, $18 could provide five backpacks for school children; $38 could provide 10,000 water purification tablets; and $75 could provide ready-to-use therapeutic food and warm blankets. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2021 Then, and only then, does the priest come forward so that purification can begin. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Apr. 2022 City officials may also adjust the purification process. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021 With this process, hydrogen replaces fossil fuels both in the manufacture of iron pellets and carbon purification process, Forbes reports. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Sep. 2021 For Novavax, those supplies included 2,000-liter bioreactor bags, used to culture cells; depth filters for the purification process; and the growth media, which is used to feed the cells. Sarah Jane Tribble, Quartz, 20 July 2021 For Novavax, those supplies included 2,000-liter bioreactor bags, used to culture cells; depth filters for the purification process; and the growth media, which is used to feed the cells. Sarah Jane Tribble, baltimoresun.com, 19 July 2021 The facility features 90-degree pools equipped with a water purification system. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2022 The hotel has implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives, including solar panels, a seawater purification system for all water throughout the resort, greywater recycling program, its own onsite garden for produce, and more. Lea Lane, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of purification

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Purification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purification. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for purification

purification

noun
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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