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exorcise

[ek-sawr-sahyz, -ser-]
verb (used with object), exorcised, exorcising.
1.
to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies: to exorcise a demon.
2.
to free (a person, place, etc.) of evil spirits or malignant influences.
Also, exorcize.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin exorcizāre < Greek exorkízein, equivalent to ex- ex-3 + (h)orkízein to cause (someone) to swear an oath

exorcisement, noun
exorciser, noun
unexorcised, adjective

exercise, exorcise (see synonym study at exercise).
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exorcise
c.1400, "to invoke spirits," from O.Fr. exorciser, from L.L. exorcizare, from Gk. exorkizein "exorcise, bind by oath" (see exorcism). Sense of "calling up evil spirits to drive them out" became diminant 16c. Related: Exorcised; exorcising.
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