exorcise definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To expel (an evil spirit) by or like by incantation, demand, or prayer.
    • To free of bad spirits or malign influences.
    • To throw aside, as a devil, bad spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by particular ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to leave out-of someone possessed by one.
    • to provide or purify from impact of an evil character or demon.
    • To expel (an evil nature) by or as if by incantation, demand, or prayer.
    • To without evil spirits or malign influences.
    • To throw down, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy title, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart from someone possessed by one.
    • to produce or cleanse from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
  • verb:
    • to push completely an evil nature from you, location or thing, particularly by an incantation or prayer
    • To rid someone, spot or thing of an evil spirit
    • expel through adjuration or prayers
    • To drive completely an evil character from one, place or thing, specifically by an incantation or prayer
    • To rid someone, place or thing of an evil nature
    • expel through adjuration or prayers
  • others:
    • To expel by conjurations and religious or magical ceremonies; drive out by spiritual or magical companies: as, to exorcise evil spirits.
    • To cleanse from unclean spirits by adjurations and religious or magical ceremonies; deliver from impact of malignant spirits or demons: because, to exorcise a property.
    • To call-up or forth, as a spirit; conjure up.
    • To expel by conjurations and spiritual or magical ceremonies; drive out-by religious or magical agencies: because, to exorcise bad spirits.
    • To purify from unclean spirits by adjurations and religious or magical ceremonies; deliver from influence of malignant spirits or demons: as, to exorcise a residence.
    • To call-up or forth, as a spirit; conjure up.

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