Translation of purify in Spanish:

purify

purificar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈpjʊərɪfʌɪ//ˈpjʊrəˌfaɪ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (air) purificar
    (water) depurar
    (water) purificar
    (water) potabilizar
    • Highland areas would be reforested to create a filter through which rain and groundwater could be purified for use in the more populated valleys and lowlands.
    • Did it purify me of the last vestige of any desire that might still be hanging around?
    • Related work to purify semiconducting nanotubes and remove graphitic contamination is also being carried out.
    • I laughed happier than before as I came to realize that it was purifying me.
    • The re-educated cells, with the ability to identify and destroy cancerous cells, are then removed, purified, and injected into the patient.
    • Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial by what is contrary.
    • ‘He came and went so fast we were not able to purify him by waving branches over his head,’ said the angry Yasukuni Shrine monks.
    • Should you manage to purify yourself, your will still be able to journey to paradise.
    • It was all very well for her, treating her body like a temple, but the effect of her sitting there purifying herself smugly at my dinner table was to turn everyone else's food to ashes in their mouths.
    • The lodge will eventually have two ‘constructed wetlands’ to purify septic waste naturally.
    • That's why he calls you to his side and devotes himself to purifying you in the fire of his love.
    • It sounds very presumptuous to say I wish to purify Mahler, but I do think, in a sense, that Mahler now has to be purified of all these non-musical preconceptions that have become attached to him.
    • Hitler's goals were to purify Germany by removing people with all but the purest Teutonic blood and to expand German territory throughout Europe.
    • I haven't even come out in pimples as reassuring evidence of my body purifying itself.
    • James has to set himself apart from other mortals and purify himself from normal appetites in order to perfect his art.
    • Bali was then, to him, like a spiritual river in which he could bathe, purifying himself as a new man.
    • People report that they sweat much more in a sauna during this cycle, as the body seems to want to purify itself.
    • It seemed obvious to me the precepts presented a picture of those traits which arose like this of their own accord in a mind purifying itself.
    • A sweat will purify us physically, but it cannot wash our sins away.
    • Such societies may therefore employ spies or a priesthood to purify themselves of corrupting influences.
  • 2

    (soul/body) purificar
    (soul/body) limpiar
    • But before you join a religious order and attempt to purify yourself, remember that the Vatican has determined that the celibacy rule is nonnegotiable.
    • The path to the unitive state, the mystics tell us, includes purgation, an encounter with the transforming love of God that cleanses and purifies us.
    • Gowri bemoans of her action of coming into physical contact with Gange, a lower caste woman, and decides to purify herself by taking bath in holy water.
    • Priests and old scriptures say that water cleaned and purified the damned.
    • ‘The ritual is aimed at purifying and cleansing the areas from the evil impact of avian influenza,’ pemangku (temple priest) Rajapati said.
    • Tibetans celebrated Dosmoche, dancing in masks to frighten away the evil spirits, and Pakistanis observed Chaomos, when they purify themselves with water and goat's blood.
    • ‘People's neglect of God has led them into selfishness and greed, therefore the only way they can purify themselves is by practicing religious teachings,’ he said.
    • It also aims, through the same actions, to purify one's soul and weaken one's worldly desires.
    • The ancient scriptures believed the Yamuna to be sacred enough to purify one's soul.
    • I said no, we purify others by our actions as satyagrahis.
    • You said this would purify the Faith and make it stronger.
    • After sprinkling her with holy water and purifying her with hyssop, the priest led her into the church to the altar while reading the identical prayer used in the similar procession during infant baptism.
    • It says that the purpose of these rituals is to teach the Kohanim the proper procedure for purifying a Metzora, which has an identical purification ceremony.
    • Do get ‘smudged’ by an elder when he offers to purify you with sweetgrass, tobacco, sage and cedar.
    • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
    • Saints like Ramanuja and the Nayanmars, have played a stellar role in perfecting the formula for purifying oneself through devotion in order to qualify for the kingdom of God.
    • But the desired side of those pairs of opposites does not exist: she is neither purified nor realised by the cleansing ritual.
    • Because of unconditional acceptance by deities, I don't purify myself before ritual.
    • A shaman would perform rituals to prevent the deceased ghost from returning, and individuals who had tended to the body ritually purified themselves.
    • From what I know and have read, the scarf is to purify one's soul.