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purify

verb [T] uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈpjʊr-/

purify verb [T] (NOT MIXED)

to remove bad substances from something to make it pure: Plants help to purify the air. One of the functions of the kidneys is to purify the blood. water-purifying tablets

purify verb [T] (MORALLY GOOD)

to remove immoral thoughts or acts from something: One of the main teachings of Buddhism is that you should try to purify your mind.
Translations of “purify”
in Chinese (Traditional) 淨化, 使純淨,淨化…
in Russian очищать…
in Turkish arıtmak, temizlemek, tasfiye etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 净化, 使纯净,净化…
in Polish oczyszczać…
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