exorcize (third-person singular simple present exorcizes, present participle exorcizing, simple past and past participle exorcized) (transitive)
- To drive out supposed evil spirits from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer
- To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit
Unlike most verbs using the -ise/-ize suffix, exorcise is more commonly spelled with -s- even in American English.
Last modified on 18 February 2012, at 23:40