From Old French purifier, from Latin pūrificō, pūrificāre, from pūrus (“pure; clean”).
purify (third-person singular simple present purifies, present participle purifying, simple past and past participle purified)
- To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
- To free (someone) from guilt or sin
cleanse something of impurities
free someone from guilt or sin