purifying


purifying
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  • Purifying — Purify Pu ri*fy (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purified} (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Purifying} (p[=u] r[i^]*f[imac] [i^]ng).] [F. purifier, L. purificare; purus pure + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Pure}, and { fy}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purifying — adjective 1. acting like an antiseptic • Syn: ↑cleansing • Similar to: ↑antiseptic 2. serving to purge or rid of sin purgatorial rites • Syn: ↑purgatorial, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • purifying — Synonyms and related words: abstergent, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, cathartic, cleaning, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, depurative, detergent, diuretic, emetic, expiatory, expurgatory, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, penitential,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • purifying — adj. sanctifying, making pure, expiating sins; cleansing, removing dirt or contamination pu·ri·fy || pjÊŠrɪfaɪ / pjÊŠÉ™r v. sanctify, make pure, expiate sins; cleanse, remove dirt or contamination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • purifying selection — /pjurəfaɪɪŋ səˈlɛkʃən/ (say pyoohruhfuying suh lekshuhn) noun a mode of natural selection in which there is a tendency towards the elimination of extreme traits resulting in less genetic diversity. Compare balancing selection, directional… …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-purifying capacity — valymosi geba statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Atmosferos, hidrosferos ir litosferos geba skaidyti įvairias biosferai funkcionuoti kenkiančias taršias medžiagas. atitikmenys: angl. self purifying capacity vok.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • self-purifying — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-purifying — self pu′rifying adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-purifying — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berean Christadelphians — The Berean Christadelphians are a Christian denomination that separated from the main Christadelphian denomination in the 1920s, withdrawing congregational fellowship in the process. They are not to be confused with the Christian denomination… …   Wikipedia