- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities.
- A religious act or rite in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin.
- (Christianity) The pouring of wine into the chalice to rinse it after communion, the wine being then drunk by the priest.
act of purifying
a religious act or rite where a person is made clean