Definition of purify
: to make pure: such asa : to clear from material defilement or imperfectionb : to free from guilt or moral or ceremonial blemishc : to free from undesirable elements
: to grow or become pure or clean
purifierplay \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of purify in a sentence
We purified the water by boiling it.
You can purify the air with a filtration system.
a bottle of purified water
She believed she could purify herself through constant prayer.
Origin and Etymology of purify
Middle English purifien, from Anglo-French purifier, from Latin purificare, from Latin purus + -ificare -ify
First Known Use: 14th century
PURIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of purify for English Language Learners
: to remove dirty or harmful substances from (something)
: to free (someone) from guilt or evil thoughts
PURIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of purify for Students
: to make pure : free from impurities
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