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exorcism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occult
exorcismex‧or‧cis‧m /ˈeksɔːsɪzəm $ -ɔːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 ROa process during which someone tries to make an evil spirit leave a place by saying special words, or a ceremony when this is done2 FORGET literary the process of making yourself forget a bad memory or experience
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exorcismThey also point out that the New Testament is full of demon possession and exorcisms.The Republican convention was the most lavish exorcism in history.But first there was a small act of exorcism to be performed.Muttering some vulgar exorcism to avert the jinx, Juron tore the panel open.
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