purify

Definitions

  • Middling purifier
    Middling purifier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v purify remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation "purify the water"
    • v purify make pure or free from sin or guilt "he left the monastery purified"
    • v purify become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mussels can thrive in polluted water because of an inborn ability to purify bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
    • Purify Hence, in figurative uses: To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart. "And fit them so Purified to receive him pure."
    • Purify To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
    • Purify To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.
    • v. i Purify To grow or become pure or clear.
    • Purify To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • purify To make pure or clear; free from contamination or extraneous admixture: as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
    • purify To make ceremonially clean; cleanse or free from whatever pollutes or renders ceremonially unclean and unfit for sacred service.
    • purify To free from guilt, or the defilement of sin; free from whatever is sinful, vile, or base.
    • purify To elevate and free from barbarisms or inelegances: as, to purify a language.
    • purify To grow or become pure or clear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Purify pū′ri-fī to make pure: to cleanse from foreign or hurtful matter: to free from guilt or uncleanness: to free from improprieties or barbarisms, as language
    • v.i Purify to become pure:—pa.t. and pa.p. pū′rifīed
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Quotations

  • Sir Richard Burton
    Sir Richard Burton
    “As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.”
  • Eliza Farnham
    Eliza Farnham
    “Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.”
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    “What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.”
  • Washington Irving
    Washington%20Irving
    “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.”
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    Alexis%20De%20Tocqueville
    “The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. purifier, L. purificare,; purus, pure + -ficare,in comp.) to make. See Pure, and -fy

Usage

In literature:

Oxygen as a Purifier.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The fires had to be kindled, purifying, melting, fusing fires.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The hand that offered it was hallowed and purified with sacrifice.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
In the first place it offers to corroborate Theology, in the second to purify it.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
It elevates, refines, sanctifies and purifies, and improves the whole man.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
If only he could get a little power into the ship, he could get the rear air purifiers to working.
"The Measure of a Man" by Randall Garrett
They purify the soul from the unclean contact with the body and from the dominion of death.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
When they were entirely purified from all earthly elements, they all received a new life.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
When the fire sinks, the Rhine-daughters are seen to snatch the ring, which is now purified from its curse by Bruennhilde's death.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
It purifies and strengthens national, as well as individual character.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The palace now was purged with the smoke of sulphur, and the air was purified with incense.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
The purified juice is then boiled rapidly in vacuum pans until it is greatly concentrated.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Moreover, if faith is to be tried (purified), all that is additional and false must be separated and removed.
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
Their object was to purify the ballot and to overcome corrupt gang rule and present worthy candidates.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
By oneself evil is done, by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Why, it is asked, must one who has thus been purified be again purified?
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
The New Testament proclaims One Who can purify conscience and forgive the sin.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
Sorrows purify the soul.
"Father Brighthopes" by John Townsend Trowbridge
This lovely fire in her own heart purified her.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Faith alone can overcome the world and purify the heart.
"The All-Sufficiency of Christ" by Charles Henry Mackintosh
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In poetry:

If you are prophet,
Cleanse me from this spell
Deliver me from this atheism...
Your love is like atheism...so purify me from this atheism
"Letter From Under The Sea" by Nizar Qabbani
"That mither—ay, and mony mair
That thro' the fiery trials pass'd—
Like silver seven times purified,
Cam' oot the furnace pure at last.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
Yes! sainted are affection's tears,
And purified from sin or shame;
Each drop that's shed by virtue bears
The sanction of the Saviour's name.
"Iejus wept" by John Bowring
And we stood long in a dream and waited,
Watching and praying and purified,
And came at last to the walls belated,
Entering in at the eventide:
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
And whelms them 'neath its darksome tide;
'Tis but the baptism of His love,
Through which their spirits, purified,
Behold His smiling face above.
"Life's Pilgrimage" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Ye, by toil on toil so sorely tried,
Comfort take, the All is purified;
And now man, as priest, may boldly dare
From the stone God's image to prepare.
"Book Of the Parsees - The Bequest Of The Ancient Persian Faith" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In news:

The Blueair portable AirPod and Medical Professional air purifier have received the 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award.
Purified Chondrocytes from iPSCs Repair Cartilage .
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Bev Oda allegedly expensed air purifier to smoke in her office.
Is seeking about $1.1 million in funding to start purifying river water in Ndolaby, the Times of Zambia said, citing an interview with the acting managing director.
Beaverton company Puralytics Inc.'s new water purifier is the size of a desktop computer tower, yet can filter up to 500 gallons of water per day.
Embry-Riddle mechanical engineering student James Holmes demonstrates the water purifier 's portability.
Chilean Purifier Brings Clean Water To The Poor.
P&G rushing $3M water purifier aid to East Africa.
Product Review of Top Air Purifier for 2009.
Nick Davila completed 23-of-30 passes for 266 yards and nine touchdowns -- seven of which went to Maurice Purify -- to pace the Arizona Rattlers to a 72-54 victory over the Philadelphia Soul Friday night in ArenaBowl XXV .
This Sept 12, 2012 photo shows a water purifying lagoon the Archer Daniels Midland company plant in Decatur, Ill.
Nature 's water purifiers help clean up lakes.
If a company wants to patent the purified form of an antibiotic that exists in nature in a fungus, no one challenges that, Silver said.
But do they really purify the air like they promise.
Pure ingredients harvested from Africa purify, moisturize and regenerate skin.
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In science:

So, for every pair |ψi, |φi, the condition “ ∃E : E (ψ) = ρ and E (φ) = σ ” can be rewritten as “ ∃U : U |0i|ψi and U |0i|φi purify ρ and σ , respectively ”.
A simple operational interpretation of the fidelity
Its resilience to photon detector inefficiency and dark counts and its ability to purify its input are particularly attractive characteristics.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
Weak measurement and feedback is used to (i) force the system into the subspace, and (ii) to purify the system using the structure of the subspace.
Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation
Purifying the first qubit is equivalent (up to a local rotation) to confining the system to a decoherence free subspace.
Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation
So rapidly purifying the state of the first encoded qubit rapidly forces the system into the DFS.
Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation
In particular it is possible to speed up the generation of entanglement (whether using feedback or not) without purifying the system.
Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation
The path in S can also start from the boundary and go through the maximally mixed state ω , the following evolution will then act as purifying.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators
Here, we prove that it is not possible to purify a mixed state that traverses a closed time like curve (CTC) and allowed to interact in a consistent way with a causalityrespecting (CR) quantum system in the same manner.
Purification of Mixed State with Closed Timelike Curve is not Possible
One may aruge that for a fixed known ρCR and U one can purify ρCTC .
Purification of Mixed State with Closed Timelike Curve is not Possible
Note that given any QQ-extractor one could always purify the output onto an additional system, say, B .
Quantum to Classical Randomness Extractors
One possible interesting application could be to prove the security of oblivious transfer when purifying the protocol of .
Quantum to Classical Randomness Extractors
The DAMA/LIBRA experiments has observed a 8.9σ evidence for an annual modulation of their scintillation signal produced by their highly-purify NaI(Tl) crystals over 13 years annual cycles .
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
LUX has a of goal of purifying at least 50 slpm (424 kg/day), so that the entire 375 kg xenon in the detector is passed through the purification system more than once per day.
The LUX Prototype Detector: Heat Exchanger Development
For these sources, universal data compression can be used to ‘purify’ input sequences, i.e., shortening their lengths while maintaining their entropies.
Efficiently Extracting Randomness from Imperfect Stochastic Processes
Functions can help to purify logic programming, for they can eliminate certain uses of the cut and can express certain negations positively.
Logic Programming, Functional Programming, and Inductive Definitions
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