self-purification

noun

self-pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌself-ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-purification (audio)
-ˌpyər-
1
: purification by natural process
self-purification of water
2
: purification of oneself

Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-purification was in 1654

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“Self-purification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-purification. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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