purify Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"purify" in British English

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purifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈpjʊə.rɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈpjʊr-/

purify verb [T] (NOT MIXED)

to ​removebadsubstances 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 immoralthoughts or ​acts from something: One of the ​mainteachings of ​Buddhism is that you should ​try to purify ​yourmind.
(Definition of purify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"purify" in American English

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purifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈpjʊr·əˌfɑɪ/

purify verb [T] (MAKE NOT MIXED)

to ​rid something of ​dirty or ​harmfulsubstances: Flower ​growers here are ​required to purify all ​their runoff ​water.
purification
noun [U]  us   /ˌpjʊr·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of purify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “purify”
in Chinese (Simplified) 净化, 使纯净,净化…
in Turkish arıtmak, temizlemek, tasfiye etmek…
in Russian очищать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 淨化, 使純淨,淨化…
in Polish oczyszczać…
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