self-purification

noun self-pu·ri·fi·ca·tion \ ˌself-ˌpyu̇r-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən , -ˌpyər- \

Definition of self-purification

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

First Known Use of self-purification

1919

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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