Meaning of purification in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpjʊərɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/

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mass noun
  • 1The removal of contaminants from something.

    ‘water purification’
    • ‘his blood is pumped out and, after purification, pumped back in’
    • ‘This is essential to keeping water purification costs down.’
    • ‘The relevant purification equipment has already been purchased but remains in storage.’
    • ‘This is a primary ancient herb for blood purification through liver detoxification.’
    • ‘These are being used in cancer treatmetnts and liver purifications.’
    • ‘An air purification system can rid your home of contaminants and odors in the air.’
    • ‘For further purification one may install either chemical or thermal equipment for destruction of remaining odour components.’
    • ‘This would contribute to natural purification of air and water.’
    • ‘The main defect is due to the narrowing and under-development of the pulmonary artery in the lungs, the site of purification of blood.’
    • ‘The mayor's projects to improve the purification of drinking water in the metropolitan area were given a nod of approval at the meeting.’
    • ‘We consulted a Norwegian expert on purification of effluents.’
    • ‘Water control ties in with fish and wild-life preservation, with purification of streams polluted by city sewers and industrial wastes.’
    1. 1.1The process of extracting something from a substance.
      ‘the purification of DNA from any sample type’
      • ‘The protein purification procedure was identical to that described earlier.’
      • ‘Purification should yield a sample of protein containing only one type of molecule, the protein in which the biochemist is interested.’
      • ‘We performed DNA amplification, purification, sequencing, and fragment assembly.’
      • ‘This allowed the purification and sequencing of six positive clones containing the previously determined nucleotide sequence.’
      • ‘The cycling profile and subsequent purification and automated sequencing followed protocols outlined in Matthee et al.’
      • ‘The separation and final purification of the two enzymes was achieved by anion exchange chromatography.’
      • ‘Chemical separation and purification of uranium-233 from thorium and plutonium-239 from uranium require far less effort than enrichment of isotopes.’
      • ‘Then you can do all your purifications and separations, and look at your leisure for which proteins fluoresce.’
      • ‘Separation science involves the use of techniques to facilitate the separation, purification and analysis of complex mixtures of chemical and biological compounds.’
      • ‘Plasmid DNA was prepared using the Qiagen plasmid purification system.’
    2. 1.2The process of making something spiritually or ceremonially clean.
      ‘purification of the mind through reflection and contemplation’
      • ‘the goal of the religious fast is purification of the soul’
      • ‘being conscious of evil, they engaged in purifications’
      • ‘There is a period of ritual purification (usually fasting), followed by venturing out into the wilderness (the "quest" part).’
      • ‘It fell upon the women to oversee the purification of a city polluted by violence and death.’
      • ‘I reached the bottom of my grief: a genuine purification of emotion.’
      • ‘Ancient Magicians recommended a preliminary purification of from three days to many months.’
      • ‘Through rigid Yogic discipline, he seeks divine grace for the purification of his mind and soul.’
      • ‘He firmly advocated karma and bhakti as the means to purification of mind.’
      • ‘Personal reform requires purification of the heart from pride, sensuality, and lust for power.’
      • ‘This is a symbolic purification of the individual as he or she passes from the secular world into the spiritual world.’
      • ‘Purification rites help us to wash away or let go of these obstacles.’
      • ‘Regular purification ceremonies take place here.’
      • ‘The bathing is followed by spiritual purification and a ceremony which secures the blessings of the deity.’