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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pu·ri·fi·ca·tion /ˌpjʊrəfəˈkeʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pu·ri·fi·ca·tion n.
 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.
 2. The act or operation of cleansing ceremonially, by removing any pollution or defilement.
    When the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished.   --Luke ii. 22.
 3. A cleansing from guilt or the pollution of sin; the extinction of sinful desires, appetites, and inclinations.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
      2: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or
         sugar etc.) [syn: refining, refinement]
      3: a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the
         performance of appropriate rites [syn: purgation]
      4: the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual
         cleansing; "purification through repentance"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the process by which a person unclean, according to the
    Levitical law, and thereby cut off from the sanctuary and the
    festivals, was restored to the enjoyment of all these
      The great annual purification of the people was on the Day of
    Atonement (q.v.).
      But in the details of daily life there were special causes of
    cermonial uncleanness which were severally provided for by
    ceremonial laws enacted for each separate case. For example, the
    case of the leper (Lev. 13, 14), and of the house defiled by
    leprosy (14:49-53; see also Matt. 8:2-4). Uncleanness from
    touching a dead body (Num. 19:11; Hos. 9:4; Hag. 2:13; Matt.
    23:27; Luke 11:44). The case of the high priest and of the
    Nazarite (Lev. 21:1-4, 10, 11; Num. 6:6, 7; Ezek. 44:25).
    Purification was effected by bathing and washing the clothes
    (Lev. 14:8, 9); by washing the hands (Deut. 21:6; Matt. 27:24);
    washing the hands and feet (Ex. 30:18-21; Heb. 6:2, "baptisms",
    R.V. marg., "washings;" 9:10); sprinkling with blood and water
    (Ex. 24:5-8; Heb. 9:19), etc. Allusions to this rite are found
    in Ps. 26:6; 51:7; Ezek. 36:25; Heb. 10:22.