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Meaning of “exorcize” - Learner’s Dictionary

exorcize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)     /ˈeksɔːsaɪz/
SPIRITS
to make evil spirits leave a person or place by saying special prayers and having a special ceremonyReligious practicesThe supernatural - general words
MEMORY
to get rid of something such as a bad memory: She moved to Paris to try to exorcize the past.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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