purifier

Definitions

  • Middling purifier
    Middling purifier
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purifier an apparatus for removing impurities
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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.
    • n Purifier One who, or that which, purifies or cleanses; a cleanser; a refiner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n purifier One who or that which purifies or cleanses; a cleanser; a refiner; specifically, a purificator.
    • n purifier In milling, an apparatus for separating branscales and flour from grits or middlings.
    • n purifier In the manufacture of coal-gas, the tank or chamber in which the gas is exposed to the action of slaked lime, or to a mixture of this with the oxyhydroxid of iron, in order to remove objectionable constituents, especially carbon dioxid and sulphureted hydrogen.
    • n purifier A device for cleansing water from injurious or undesirable impurities.
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

They purified themselves with water; they offered up loaves on the altars; they confessed their sins in loud tones.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
No one trusts it as a sure warning against disease, no one turns to it as a means of purifying character.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
To purify confined or infectious air by means of smoke, sulphuric acid, vinegar, and other correctives.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
What shall we say, of the visit of Epimenides to purify the city?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
And not only is there this sense of elevation: we seem purified also.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Now, however, they are purified.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
All this delightful, this purifying illusion, is destroyed by the way in which the monuments are collected in the Museum at Paris.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
They had not that knowledge of God which purifies the heart, and changes the character, and gives its possessor eternal life.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
It seemed to her that she had felt her mother's heart soothing and purifying her woman's heart.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
All honour to these purifiers!
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
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In poetry:

If they purify my mind—
If they turn my thoughts to Thee:
Bind—the icy fetters, bind!
Welcome every pain to me!
"Prayer for Guidance" by John Bowring
The vilest spot upon the earth,
Through sunshine, air, and rain,
May be transformed in ev'ry part
And purified again.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
In patient sadness lurks a gift
To purify the life it stings,
And, as the days move onward, lift
The lonely heart to loftier things;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
But Thou hast made it sure
By Thy dear promise to thy Church and Bride,
That Thou, on earth, wouldst aye with her endure,
Till earth to Heaven be purified.
"St. Matthias' Day" by John Keble
O Christ! the memory of our sin
Thy healing love will hide;
With Thee our souls in peace abide;
In Thee heaven's childhood we begin:
Thy kingdom we at last shall win,
Not pure, but purified!
"Purified." by Lucy Larcom
For this the elder brother carved a silent cell of stone,
And in its deep and dreary depths he entered, dwelt alone,
And strove with scourgings, vigils, fasts, to purify his gaze,
And sought amidst these shadows to behold the Master's face.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Product Review of Top Air Purifier for 2009Duration: 0:6:1.
Part of the UV-Aire® line, the UV-500C is a portable air purifier designed to purify air in areas up to 500 square feet.
Members of the Newar community celebrated their New Year's Day by praying for longevity and performing rituals to purify and empower the soul for the coming year.
Chemical maker ABSMaterials' ditches purify stormwater, spare sewer systems.
But did you know that they can also purify the indoor air.
Blueair, a maker of air purifiers, named Chan Tinkle , previous vice president of sales and marketing, as executive vice president.
Cleantech Entrepreneurs, Start Your Engines — and Thermostats, and Purifiers, and.
Equipment to help purify drinking water is arriving at suburban Sauk Village, where the Environmental Protection Agency warned residents earlier this month that their water supply is contaminated.
Nature's water purifiers help clean up lakes.
P&G rushing $3M water purifier aid to East Africa .
Scientists have developed a way to transform ordinary sand — a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world — into a 'supersand' with five times the filtering capacity of regular sand.
Tutu's pure heart purified mine.
Thus giving advantage to flat purifiers.
A University of Minnesota team has won a $600,000 federal grant to develop biotechnology for purifying wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.
Sells purified bottled water in three- and five-gallon containers, and water dispensers that fit them, via major retailers nationwide.
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In science:

The possibility to purify quantum states, or to use error correcting algorithms to stabilize quantum operations, is therefore a necessary step towards reaping the benefits of quantum technologies.
Optimal purification of thermal graph states
Our aim is to purify towards the state |ψi using many copies of ρ(p).
Optimal purification of thermal graph states
The purification procedure consists of breaking down the graph states into smaller blocks, purifying them, and then recombining them.
Optimal purification of thermal graph states
This is known to be necessary and sufficient for purifying states that are Bell diagonal, like the states considered here [15, 16, 24].
Optimal purification of thermal graph states
If we can purify ρ into |ψihψ | at a rate Rψ (i.e. we require 1/Rψ copies of ρ to create |ψi), then we can create a Bell state between any linked pair just by performing Z measurements on excess qubits.
Optimal purification of thermal graph states
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