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purify

Pronunciation: /ˈpjʊrəfaɪ; ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ/

Translation of purify in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-fies, -fying, -fied)

  • 1.1 [air] purificar*; [water] depurar, purificar*, potabilizar* 1.2 [soul/body] purificar*, limpiar
    Example sentences
    • Hitler's goals were to purify Germany by removing people with all but the purest Teutonic blood and to expand German territory throughout Europe.
    • ‘He came and went so fast we were not able to purify him by waving branches over his head,’ said the angry Yasukuni Shrine monks.
    • Related work to purify semiconducting nanotubes and remove graphitic contamination is also being carried out.
    Example sentences
    • Priests and old scriptures say that water cleaned and purified the damned.
    • Gowri bemoans of her action of coming into physical contact with Gange, a lower caste woman, and decides to purify herself by taking bath in holy water.
    • The ancient scriptures believed the Yamuna to be sacred enough to purify one's soul.

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