Meaning of exorcise

ex•or•cise

Pronunciation: (ek'sôr-sīz", -sur-), [key]
— -cised, -cis•ing.
  1. to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies: to exorcise a demon.
  2. to free (a person, place, etc.) of evil spirits or malignant influences.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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