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EtymologyEdit

From Old French exorciser, from Late Latin exorcizō, from Ancient Greek ἐξορκίζω (exorkízō, banish an evil spirit; bind by oath), from ἐξ (ex) + ὅρκος (hórkos).

VerbEdit

exorcise (third-person singular simple present exorcises, present participle exorcising, simple past and past participle exorcised)

  1. (transitive) To drive out (an evil spirit) 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.

Usage notesEdit

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

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