exorcizer

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exorcize or exorcise (ˈɛksɔːˌsaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to expel or attempt to expel (one or more evil spirits) from (a person or place believed to be possessed or haunted), by prayers, adjurations, and religious rites
 
[C15: from Late Latin exorcizāre, from Greek exorkizein, from ex-1 + horkizein to adjure]
 
exorcise or exorcise
 
vb
 
[C15: from Late Latin exorcizāre, from Greek exorkizein, from ex-1 + horkizein to adjure]
 
'exorcizer or exorcise
 
n
 
'exorciser or exorcise
 
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'exorcism or exorcise
 
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'exorcist or exorcise
 
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