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Definition of Purify

Purify

  1. To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
  2. Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.
  3. To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
  4. To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.
  5. To grow or become pure or clear.

Purify Quotations

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. - Washington Irving
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Washington Irving

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
John Keats

I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.
Smedley Butler

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.
James E. Faust
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Purify Translations

purify in German is reinigen, veredeln
purify in Italian is forbire
purify in Latin is defaeco
purify in Spanish is purificar
purify in Swedish is rena
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