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)
- (transitive) To cleanse, or rid of impurities.
- (transitive) To free from guilt or sin.
cleanse something of impurities
free someone from guilt or sin