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purification (n.)

late 14c., purificacioun, "ritual purification, a cleansing of the soul from guilt or defilement," originally especially in reference to the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary, from Old French purificacion, from Latin purificationem (nominative purificatio) "a purifying," noun of action from past-participle stem of purificare "to make pure" (see purify). General sense of "a freeing from dirt or defilement" is from 1590s.

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Definitions of purification from WordNet

purification (n.)
the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities;
purification (n.)
the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.);
Synonyms: refining / refinement
purification (n.)
a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites;
Synonyms: purgation
purification (n.)
the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing;
purification through repentance
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