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exorcise

verb [T] uk (US also exorcize)   /ˈek.sɔː.saɪz/ us    /-sɔːr-/
to force an evil spirit to leave a person or place by using prayers or magic: After the priest exorcised the spirit/house/child, apparently, the strange noises stopped. to remove the bad effects of a frightening or upsetting event: It will take a long time to exorcise the memory of the accident.
exorcism
noun [C or U] uk   /-sɪ.zəm/ us  
(Definition of exorcise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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