Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Purificative.
  • noun Same as purificator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Serving or tending to purify; purificative.

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  • adjective That purifies; purificative

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Examples

  • In other processes which are usually called purificatory, magic seems to survive: the word _februum_, from which comes the name of our second month, meant an object with magical potency, such as water, fire, sulphur, laurel, wool, or the strips of the victims sacrificed at the

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • They cup their down-turned hands over the flame and then raise their palms to their forehead - the purificatory blessing, passed from the deva's image to the flame, has now been passed to the devotee.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • There are three ways to detox: establish a good daily routine so that less ama accumulates; use simple self-purificatory measures at home; attend an Ayurvedic clinic for panchakarma, a residential treatment to cleanse the system of deep toxins, recommended at least once a year, ideally during spring.

    Natural Cures Guide - Safe and Healthy Lifestyle - Part One

  • It is only after the worship, blood rites and kola dance of the resurrected rebel Bhoothas that the focus of the festivities shifts to the respectable courtyard and the brahmin priest sprinkles purificatory water and begins his ritual incantation.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Damascus and was performing his purificatory ablution on the edge of a tank when his feet slipped and he fell into the reservoir but saved himself with great trouble.

    The Gulistan of Sa'di

  • If you are not able to go through initiation with a teacher see above, daily mental repetition still has a strong purificatory effect, although it is not as powerful as after initiation.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • It is one of six purificatory exercises in yoga called kriyas and concerns the sense of sight.

    The Sivananda Companion To Meditation

  • In the case of Orestes, for example, there is the madness which led to his capture, and his deliverance by means of the purificatory rite.

    Poetics

  • In the case of Orestes, for example, there is the madness which led to his capture, and his deliverance by means of the purificatory rite.

    Poetics

  • Initiation involved purificatory rites and the imparting of secret knowledge; a discipline of life was required, including vegetarianism.

    SIN AND SALVATION

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