Purification

Pu`ri*fi*ca"tion

(?), n. [F. purification, L. purificatio. See Purify.] 1. The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification of liquors, or of metals.
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2. The act or operation of cleansing ceremonially, by removing any pollution or defilement.
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When the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished.
Luke ii. 22.
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3. A cleansing from guilt or the pollution of sin; the extinction of sinful desires, appetites, and inclinations.
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