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PURIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does purification mean? 

PURIFICATION (noun)
  The noun PURIFICATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
2. the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
3. a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
4. the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing

  Familiarity information: PURIFICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1purification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("purification" is a kind of...):

cleaning; cleansing; cleanup (the act of making something clean)


Sense 2purification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

refining; purification; refinement

Hypernyms ("purification" is a kind of...):

processing (preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "purification"):

rectification ((chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation)


Sense 3purification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

purgation; purification

Hypernyms ("purification" is a kind of...):

ceremony (the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion)


Sense 4purification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

purification through repentance

Hypernyms ("purification" is a kind of...):

purgation; purge; purging (the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge)


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