Etymology
Advertisement

purify (v.)

mid-14c., purifien, "to free from spiritual pollution," from Old French purefier "purify, cleanse, refine" (12c.), from Latin purificare "to make pure," from purus "pure" (see pure) + combining form of facere "to make" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Meaning "free from extraneous matter" is recorded from late 14c. Related: Purified; purifying.

updated on February 09, 2021

Advertisement
Advertisement