Synonyms of purifying


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"


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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