purification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French purificacion, from Latin purificatio

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpjʊəɹɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

purification (countable and uncountable, plural purifications)

  1. The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities.
    air purification
    purification of water
  2. A religious act or rite in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin.
    purification of the soul
  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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pūrificātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

purification f (plural purifications)

  1. purification

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