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Synonyms for purifying

Verb

1. purify, sublimate, make pure, distill, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
usage: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
2. purify, purge, sanctify, change, alter, modify
usage: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
3. purify, change
usage: become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin; "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

Adjective

1. purgatorial, purging, purifying
usage: serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites"
2. purifying (vs. adulterating), ablutionary, cleansing, antiseptic, detergent, detersive
usage: freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"
3. cleansing, purifying, antiseptic (vs. septic)
usage: acting like an antiseptic
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