purification

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French purificacion, from Latin purificatio.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpjʊəɹɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

purification (countable and uncountable, plural purifications)

  1. The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities.
    air purification
    purification of water
  2. A religious act or rite in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin.
    purification of the soul
  3. (Christianity) The pouring of wine into the chalice to rinse it after communion, the wine being then drunk by the priest.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pūrificātiō.

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NounEdit

purification f (plural purifications)

  1. purification

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