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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To cast or drive out by religious or magical means. To force evil spirits to leave a place by using special words and ceremonies.

Usage examples (36)
  • The spiritual group worked to exorcise the evil spirits that seemed to reside in the building.
  • exorcise evil spirits
  • Verb (used with object), : to exorcise a demon
  • Greaves says he wrote the book to "exorcise" his childhood for more
Tutoring comment
  • He thought he could "exorcise" (to drive out evil spirits; to purify) his fears by performing regular "exercise" (physical training).
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