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Definition 1: the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities - [noun denoting act]

(purification is a kind of ...) the act of making something clean

"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

Definition 2: the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where purification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • purification through repentance

(purification is a kind of ...) the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

Definition 3: a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for purification in the sense of this definition

(purification is a kind of ...) the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

"an inaugural ceremony"

Definition 4: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.) - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for purification in the sense of this definition

(purification is a kind of ...) preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure

"the processing of newly arrived immigrants" "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"

(... is a kind of purification ) (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation

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