καθαίρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From καθαρός (katharos, clean).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

καθαίρω (kathairō) future:καθαρῶ aorist:ἐκάθηρα/ἐκάθαρα perfect:κεκάθαρκα perfect m/p: κεκάθαρμαι aorist passive:ἐκαθάρθην

  1. cleanse, make clean
  2. purge, clear
  3. remove growth from a plant, prune, sift

Usage notes[edit]

Definitions #1 and #2 can be used in a variety of senses including medical, ethical, spiritual, house-cleaning, etc.

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