AskDefine | Define purifying

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purifying adj
1 serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites" [syn: purgatorial, purging]
2 freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent" [ant: adulterating]
3 acting like an antiseptic [syn: cleansing]

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  1. present participle of purify

Extensive Definition

Purification is the process of rendering something pure, i.e. clean of foreign elements and/or pollution, and may refer to:
purifying in Spanish: Purificación

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