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self-purification

[self-pyoo r-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌsɛlf pyʊər ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a natural process of purifying, as the ability of a body of water to rid itself of pollutants.
2.
purification of oneself.
Related forms
self-purifying, adjective
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  • The acceptance of such suffering is not easy; hence his emphasis upon the need of self-purification, preparation, and discipline.

    Introduction to Non-Violence Theodore Paullin
  • I hope that Bengal will take her proper place in this movement of self-purification.

    Freedom's Battle Mahatma Gandhi
  • The most ancient and purest religions taught sacrifice of the animal passions as the great necessity in self-purification.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • Church-purification and reformation, must begin in self-purification and reformation.

    A Vindication of the Presbyteriall-Government and Ministry Ministers and Elders of the London Provinciall Assembly
  • This time, however, it was not a wave of passion, but a storm of desire for self-purification.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Lessons of self-purification and communion, by which the illusiveness of externals and the value of internals are understood.

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