1. [ verb ] (chemistry) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
Synonyms: distill make_pure sublimate

"purify the water"

Related terms: better purge refine chemistry distill purity distillation purification distillate sublimate purifier
2. [ verb ] declare holy or pure or free from sin
Synonyms: purge sanctify

"he left the monastery purified"

Related terms: change declare spiritualize lustrate purgation sanctification purge
3. [ verb ] become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

"The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

Related terms: change purification
Similar spelling:   Purifoy