Adjective "purifying" definition and examples

(Purifying may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpjʊərɪfʌɪ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Remove contaminants from.
  1. 'purified linseed oil'
  2. 'It sounds very presumptuous to say I wish to purify Mahler, but I do think, in a sense, that Mahler now has to be purified of all these non-musical preconceptions that have become attached to him.'
  3. 'That's why he calls you to his side and devotes himself to purifying you in the fire of his love.'
  4. 'Should you manage to purify yourself, your will still be able to journey to paradise.'
  5. 'A sweat will purify us physically, but it cannot wash our sins away.'
  6. 'Did it purify me of the last vestige of any desire that might still be hanging around?'
  7. 'The re-educated cells, with the ability to identify and destroy cancerous cells, are then removed, purified, and injected into the patient.'
  8. 'Related work to purify semiconducting nanotubes and remove graphitic contamination is also being carried out.'
  9. 'Such societies may therefore employ spies or a priesthood to purify themselves of corrupting influences.'
  10. 'Bali was then, to him, like a spiritual river in which he could bathe, purifying himself as a new man.'
  11. 'I haven't even come out in pimples as reassuring evidence of my body purifying itself.'
  12. 'genomic DNA was purified from whole blood'
  13. 'DNA fragments were purified from agarose gels using the BresaClean DNA purification kit following the manufacturer's specifications.'
  14. 'The size and purity of the amplified product were checked by agarose gel electrophoresis, and the fragment was purified from the gel by commercially available procedures.'
  15. 'A simple and effective process that recovers and purifies organic acids from petrochemical companies' waste acid stream has been developed.'
  16. 'These insoluble proteins were purified from E. coli under denaturing conditions and then renatured back to the native state.'
  17. 'We obtained chymotrypsin from Sigma Chemical, where it is purified from bovine pancreas.'
  18. 'Burcon developed a process to extract and purify valuable proteins from canola meal.'
  19. 'To test the compounds' antiatherosclerotic activity, the scientists purified avenanthramides from oats and exposed them to human arterial wall cells over a 24-hour period.'
  20. 'Three purified colonies from each isolate were further tested on LB, lactose, or glucose minimal medium and incubated at 30° and 42°.'
  21. 'A pessary constituting purified ingredients from three plant sources has been made with dual properties of potent spermicidal action and action against a wide spectrum of bacteria and viruses.'
  22. 'The researchers then extract purified proteins from the gel.'
  23. 'The path to the unitive state, the mystics tell us, includes purgation, an encounter with the transforming love of God that cleanses and purifies us.'
  24. 'But before you join a religious order and attempt to purify yourself, remember that the Vatican has determined that the celibacy rule is nonnegotiable.'
  25. '‘The ritual is aimed at purifying and cleansing the areas from the evil impact of avian influenza,’ pemangku (temple priest) Rajapati said.'
  26. 'From what I know and have read, the scarf is to purify one's soul.'
  27. 'Because of unconditional acceptance by deities, I don't purify myself before ritual.'
  28. 'After sprinkling her with holy water and purifying her with hyssop, the priest led her into the church to the altar while reading the identical prayer used in the similar procession during infant baptism.'
  29. '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.'
  30. 'You said this would purify the Faith and make it stronger.'
  31. 'A shaman would perform rituals to prevent the deceased ghost from returning, and individuals who had tended to the body ritually purified themselves.'
  32. 'It says that the purpose of these rituals is to teach the Kohanim the proper procedure for purifying a Metzora, which has an identical purification ceremony.'

More definitions

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 followed by of or from).

5. to make clean for ceremonial or ritual use. verb (used without object), purified, purifying.

6. to become pure.

More examples(as adjective)

"bloods can be purifying."

"waters can be purifying."

"steels can be purifying."

"winds can be purifying."

"whitenesses can be purifying."

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Origin

(purify)Middle English: from Old French purifier, from Latin purificare, from purus ‘pure’.