Definition of Purification

1. Noun. The act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities.

Generic synonyms: Cleaning, Cleansing, Cleanup
Derivative terms: Purify



2. Noun. The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
Exact synonyms: Refinement, Refining
Generic synonyms: Processing
Specialized synonyms: Rectification
Derivative terms: Purify, Refine, Refine, Refine

3. Noun. A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites.
Exact synonyms: Purgation
Generic synonyms: Ceremony
Derivative terms: Purge, Purify

4. Noun. The act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing. "Purification through repentance"
Generic synonyms: Purgation, Purge, Purging
Derivative terms: Purify

Definition of Purification

1. n. The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification of liquors, or of metals.

Definition of Purification

1. Noun. The act or process of purifying; the removal of impurities. ¹

2. Noun. A religious act in which a defiled person is made clean or free from sin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purification

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Purification

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Discusses how it may be taken advantage oí foi- purification purposes. ... 2800 D. House Apparatus for the purification of Drinking Water by Ozone ..."

2. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The principal methods at present serviceable for the purification of water upon a large scale are: (1) storage, (2) filtration, (3) chemicals, such as ozone ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"CHAPTER V THE purification OF WATER The ways in which water may be purified ... It is worth noting that most of the advances in water purification come from ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"It is worth noting that most of the advances in water purification come from the development of old empiric processes. It is only at long intervals that a ..."

5. Report (1913)
"OZONE AS A MEANS OF WATER purification. BY KW PRYER, MS, ASSISTANT IN HYGIENE, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. At the present day a safe water supply for a city is ..."

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