exorcise Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “exorcise” in the English Dictionary

"exorcise" in British English

See all translations

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/
(Definition of exorcise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exorcise" in American English

See all translations

exorciseverb [T]

 us   /ˈek·sɔrˌsɑɪz, ˈek·sər-/
to get ​rid of someone or something ​evil
exorcist
noun [C]  us   /ˈek·sɔrˌsɪst, ˈek·sər-/
(Definition of exorcise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of exorcise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day