Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: exorcisé
From Middle English exorcisen, exorzisen, from Medieval Latin exorcizō, from Ancient Greek ἐξορκίζω (exorkízō, “to banish an evil spirit; bind by oath”), from ἐξ (ex) + ὅρκος (hórkos). Compare Old French exorciser.
exorcise (third-person singular simple present exorcises, present participle exorcising, simple past and past participle exorcised)
- (transitive) To drive out (an evil spirit) from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer.
- (transitive) To rid (a person, place or thing) of an evil spirit.
Unlike most verbs using the -ise/-ize suffix, exorcise is more commonly spelled with -s- even in American English.
To drive out an evil spirit from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer
- inflection of exorciser:
- English terms inherited from Middle English
- English terms derived from Middle English
- English terms derived from Medieval Latin
- English terms derived from Ancient Greek
- English 3-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- English lemmas
- English verbs
- English transitive verbs
- French 3-syllable words
- French terms with IPA pronunciation
- French non-lemma forms
- French verb forms