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exorcize

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exorcize (third-person singular simple present exorcizes, present participle exorcizing, simple past and past participle exorcized)

  1. (transitive) To drive out supposed evil spirits from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer
  2. (transitive) To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit

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Unlike most verbs using the -ise/-ize suffix, exorcise is more commonly spelled with -s- even in American English.