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Friday, August 12, 2011

mundify

\MUHN-duh-fahy\ , verb;
1.
To purge or purify.
2.
To cleanse.
Quotes:
The cleric, fatigued and mumpish, scolded her, saying that a woman of her burdensome years should return home and mundify her morphewed sins.
-- Edward Dahlberg, The Olive of Minerva: Or, The Comedy of a Cuckold
Vigorous efforts to mundify old nasty habits should find priority as a substruction on which the edifice of the efforts of humanising the police should be built.
-- Praveen Kumar, Indian Police
Origin:
Mundify is built from two Latin roots, mundi-, "to clean," and ficare, "to do."
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