—v.t. 1. to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals. 2. to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements: to purify a language. 3. to free from guilt or evil.
4. to clear or purge (usually fol. by of or from).
5. to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use.