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 for purify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purify \Pu"ri*fy\, v. i.
     To grow or become pure or clear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purify \Pu"ri*fy\ (p[=u]"r[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Purified (p[=u]"r[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Purifying (p[=u]"r[i^]*f[imac]"[i^]ng).] [F. purifier, L.
     purificare; purus pure + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See
     Pure, and -fy.]
     1. To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture,
        or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious
        matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the
        blood; to purify the air.
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     2. Hence, in figurative uses:
        (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify
            the heart.
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                  And fit them so
                  Purified to receive him pure.     --Milton.
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        (b) To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
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                  And Moses took the blood, and put it upon the
                  horns of the altar, . . . and purified the
                  altar.                            --Lev. viii.
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                  Purify both yourselves and your captives. --
                                                    Num. xxxi. 19.
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        (c) To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to
            purify a language. --Sprat.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and
           separate through the process of distillation; "purify the
           water" [syn: purify, sublimate, make pure, distill]
      2: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery
         purified" [syn: purify, purge, sanctify]
      3: become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies
         came to the ashram in order to purify"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "purify":
     abate, abrade, absolve, abstract, acquit, atone, bate, beatify,
     bleach, bless, bolt, bowdlerize, canonize, chasten, clarify, clean,
     clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear, clear out, consecrate,
     curtail, decontaminate, decrassify, decrease, dedicate, deduct,
     delouse, depreciate, depurate, derogate, deterge, detract, devote,
     diminish, disinfect, disparage, distill, drain, dry-clean, dust,
     dust off, eat away, edulcorate, elute, enshrine, erode,
     essentialize, exalt, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, expiate,
     expurgate, extract, file away, filter, filtrate, forgive, freshen,
     fumigate, glorify, hallow, impair, leach, lessen, lixiviate,
     lustrate, narrow, oversimplify, pardon, percolate, purge, rectify,
     redeem, reduce, reduce to elements, refine, reform, remit, remove,
     restrain, retrench, rub away, saint, sanctify, sanitize, scavenge,
     screen, separate, set apart, shorten, shrive, sieve, sift,
     simplify, spiritualize, spruce, steam-clean, strain, streamline,
     strip down, subduct, sublimate, sublime, subtract, sweep out,
     sweeten, take away, take from, thin, thin out, tidy, try, wash,
     wear away, weed, whiten, winnow, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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