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purification

noun [U] uk   /ˌpjʊə.rɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌpjʊr-/

purification noun [U] (NOT MIXED)

the act of removing harmful substances from something: a water purification plant an air purification system

purification noun [U] (MORALLY GOOD)

in some religions, the act of removing from a person, usually by a ceremony, the bad effects that they are suffering because they have broken a religious or moral law
Translations of “purification”
in Chinese (Traditional) 純淨, 淨化,精鍊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纯净, 净化,提纯…
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