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- v. Present participle of purify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. freeing from noxious matter
- adj. serving to purge or rid of sin
- adj. acting like an antiseptic
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The soldiery seemed to him to spend their spare time in defacing the many churches of the city, chiefly in order to do what they called purifying them from all idols, in which term they included every sort of carving or picture, or even figures on monuments.
Bothe asked Fleischmann to switch projects and begin purifying isotopes.
This breath pattern is often called a purifying breath.
Some research suggests that: some house plants are efficient in purifying indoor air.
I eventually succeeded in purifying the toxin, but of larger importance was my discovery that I wanted to make biomedical research my life's work.
Maybe there is something to that old saying about pain purifying, but I would not prescribe the treatment.
Kriya refers to a purifying action using the breath.
The other black figure holds a cigar to the head of the captive in what Ms. Danien describes as a purifying ritual.
This they called purifying the Church, and in consequence they were themselves called Puritans. [
These intermediate virtues are of two degrees of perfection: the lesser in the soul still struggling upwards from a life of sin to a likeness with God -- these are called purifying virtues [virtutes purgatoriae]; the greater in the souls which have already attained to the Divine likeness -- these are called virtues of the purified soul [virtutes jam purgati animi].
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