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exorciseverb [T]

(US also exorcize) uk   /ˈek.sɔː.saɪz/  us   /-sɔːr-/
to ​force an ​evilspirit to ​leave a ​person or ​place by using ​prayers or ​magic: After the ​priest exorcised the ​spirit/​house/​child, ​apparently, the ​strangenoisesstopped. to ​remove the ​badeffects of a ​frightening or ​upsettingevent: It will take a ​longtime to exorcise the ​memory of the ​accident.
exorcism
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-sɪ.zəm/
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exorciseverb [T]

 us   /ˈek·sɔrˌsɑɪz, ˈek·sər-/
to get ​rid of someone or something ​evil
exorcist
noun [C]  us   /ˈek·sɔrˌsɪst, ˈek·sər-/
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