self-purification

noun
self-pu·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-purification (audio) , -ˌpyər-\

Definition of self-purification

1 : purification by natural process self-purification of water
2 : purification of oneself

First Known Use of self-purification

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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