exorcise

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From Old French exorciser, from Late Latin exorcizāre, from Ancient Greek ἐξορκίζειν (eksorkízein, banish an evil spirit; bind by oath).

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exorcise (third-person singular simple present exorcises, present participle exorcising, simple past and past participle exorcised)

  1. (transitive) To drive out an evil spirit from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer
  2. (transitive) To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit

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Unlike most verbs using the -ise/-ize suffix, exorcise is more commonly spelled with -s- even in American English.


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exorcise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exorciser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exorciser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exorciser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of exorciser
  5. second-person singular imperative of exorciser

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