purification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French purificacion, from Latin purificatio

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

purification (countable and uncountable, plural purifications)

  1. The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities.
  2. A religious act or rite in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin.
  3. (Christianity) The pouring of wine into the chalice to rinse it after communion, the wine being then drunk by the priest.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

purification f (plural purifications)

  1. purification