exorcize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleexorcizing
past tenseexorcized
past participleexorcized
  1. 1
    to get rid of an evil spirit using something such as a ceremony or prayer

    A spring festival was held to exorcize all the evil spirits of winter.

  2. 2
    to do something that helps you to stop thinking about a bad experience or memory

    This novel is an attempt to exorcize his personal demons.