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verb [transitive] purify pronunciation in British English /ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ/
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present tense
present participlepurifying
past tensepurified
past participlepurified
  1. 1
    to make something clean by removing dirty or harmful substances from it
    The rooms are fitted with systems that purify the air and water.
  2. 2
    to make a person holy or without evil
    the need to purify the soul
    1. a.
      to make something fit to be used for religious purposes
      holy vessels purified by a priest

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an air purifier


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