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Definition 1: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation - [verb of change]

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

  • purify the water

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(purify is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of purify ) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities

"refine sugar"

(... is a kind of purify ) rid of impurities

"purge the water" "purge your mind"

(purify has a similar meaning as ...) undergo the process of distillation

(purify belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 2: make pure or free from sin or guilt - [verb of change]

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

  • he left the monastery purified

Synonyms for purify in the sense of this definition

(purify is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of purify ) purify from the corrupting influences of the world

"During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"

(... is a kind of purify ) purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials

Definition 3: become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin - [verb of change]

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

  • The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify

(purify is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

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