AskDefine | Define purification

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
2 the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.) [syn: refining, refinement]
3 a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites [syn: purgation]
4 the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing; "purification through repentance"

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  1. The act or process of purifying.
  2. The removal of impurities, a refining process.
  3. A religious act in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin.

Extensive Definition

Purification is the process of rendering something pure, i.e. clean of foreign elements and/or pollution, and may refer to:
purification in Spanish: Purificación

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