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  • adj. Made or rendered pure or more pure.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of purify.


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  • Water is purified from the Hudson River, as well as utilizing grey water recycling.

    Waterpod and Floating Villages « Colleen Anderson

  • After lighting candles whose wicks are soaked in purified butter, the priests chant and blow a conch shell; the sounds are said to emulate the creation of the earth from the ocean depths and meant to scare off demons.

    Perry Garfinkel: A Hind-Jew in India

  • Is it safe to simply wash them in purified water or is some further treatment necessary?


  • Antipodes Water, purified from the deepest aquifer in New Zealand arrived at the table and a basket of warm, albeit bland bread.

    BlackSteel: Zen-like Cuisine in a ‘Chrome Hearts’ Atmosphere

  • I do wash my veggies, just like when I lived up north, in purified water.

    Treating Veggies and Fruit

  • I wash everything twice in purified water, and the heavy skinned fruits I often use dishwashing soap on.

    Treating Veggies and Fruit

  • The idea of simply rinsing things like lettuce in purified water doesn't seem to me that it would be effective against microorganisms, but zapping them with chemicals does (sort of).

    Atkin's Diet

  • After an incredibly long and tedious series of experiments, each often lasting for 96 consecutive hours, we found the heme in purified guanylate cyclase.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • This master race, when purified, is to be a race of Nietzschean heroes, to which all other races are inferior.

    The Enemy

  • I wish to be thankful that I can find enjoyment in simple pleasures, and such as are, as far as I can discover, purified from the dross of selfishness and vanity.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor


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