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purify

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purifypu‧ri‧fy /ˈpjʊərɪfaɪ $ ˈpjʊr-/ verb (purified, purifying, purifies) [transitive]  1 PUREto remove dirty or harmful substances from something chemicals used to purify the water2 RRto make someone pure by removing evil from their soul They prayed to God to purify them.purification /ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ ˌpjʊr-/ noun [uncountable] water purification tablets
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purifyDistillation liberated the spirits from fermented grains and fruit juices, and in time ethyl alcohol was purified.On the contrary, they saw themselves as purifying a church that had become diluted, dehydrated, and despoiled.The solution is purified by passing it through a carbon filter.It should also comfort to recognize that, in the final analysis, these sums are operating to purify decision-making.a bottle of purified linseed oilIt will separate and purify molecules ranging from a few milligrams to several grams from solution.It has been found that houseplants help purify the air.He purified the substance to be tested.You can purify water by boiling and filtering it.The system purifies water by filtering it through sand.
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Verb table
purify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypurify
he, she, itpurifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypurified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave purified
he, she, ithas purified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad purified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill purify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have purified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam purifying
he, she, itis purifying
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you, we, theyare purifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas purifying
you, we, theywere purifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been purifying
he, she, ithas been purifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been purifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be purifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been purifying
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