Exorcise

  • 1 Exorcise — Ex or*cise ([e^]ks [o^]r*s[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exorcised} ( s[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Exorcising} ( s[imac] z[i^]ng).] [L. exorcizare, Gr. exorki zein; ex out + orki zein to make one swear, bind by an oath, fr. o rkos oath: cf. F.… …

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  • 2 exorcisé — exorcisé, ée (è gzor si zé, zée) part. passé. Un démoniaque exorcisé par le prêtre …

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  • 3 exorcise — (v.) c.1400, to invoke spirits, from O.Fr. exorciser (14c.), from L.L. exorcizare, from Gk. exorkizein banish an evil spirit; bind by oath (see EXORCISM (Cf. exorcism)). Sense of calling up evil spirits to drive them out became dominant 16c. A… …

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  • 4 exorcise — (Brit.) v. expel an evil spirit, cast out a demon (also exorcize) …

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  • 5 exorcise — [v] free from evil spirits cast out, dismiss, drive out, expel, purge, purify, remove; concept 179 …

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  • 6 exorcisé — Exorcisé, [exorcis]ée. part …

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  • 7 exorcise — or exorcize [eks′ôr sīz΄] vt. exorcised or exorcized, exorcising or exorcizing [ME exorcisen < LL(Ec) exorcizare < Gr exorkizein, to swear a person (in N.T., to banish an evil spirit) < ex , out + horkizein, to make one swear < horkos …

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  • 8 exorcise — v. (D; tr.) to exorcise from * * * [ eksɔːsaɪz] (D; tr.) to exorcise from …

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  • 9 exorcise — ex|or|cise [ eksɔr,saız ] 1. ) to get rid of an evil spirit using something such as a ceremony or prayer: A spring festival was held to exorcise all the evil spirits of winter. 2. ) to do something that helps you to stop thinking about a bad… …

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  • 10 exorcise — UK [ˈeksɔː(r)saɪz] / US [ˈeksɔrˌsaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms exorcise : present tense I/you/we/they exorcise he/she/it exorcises present participle exorcising past tense exorcised past participle exorcised exorcize …

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  • 11 exorcise — verb expel through adjuration or prayers (Freq. 1) exorcise evil spirits • Syn: ↑exorcize • Derivationally related forms: ↑exorcism (for: ↑exorcize), ↑exorciser …

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  • 12 exorcise — exorcisement, n. exorciser, n. /ek sawr suyz , seuhr /, v.t., 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… …

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  • 13 exorcise — See exercise. See exercise, exorcise …

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  • 14 exorcise — also exorcize transitive verb ( cised; also cized; cising; also cizing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French exorciscer, from Late Latin exorcizare, from Greek exorkizein, from ex + horkizein to bind by oath, adjure, from horkos oath Date …

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  • 15 exorcise — verb a) To drive out an evil spirit from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer b) To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit …

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  • 16 exorcise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. expel, drive or cast out; adjure, conjure. See sorcery. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. expel, purge, remove, cast out, banish, free from evil spirits …

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  • 17 exorcise —   …

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  • 18 exorcise — v. a. 1. Drive away (by conjurations), cast out. 2. Deliver from malignant spirits, purify from evil influence …

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  • 19 exorcise — v (in reference to evil spirits) expel, cast out, drive out, deliver from, exsufflate; unspell, disenchant …

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  • 20 exorcise — ex·or·cise …

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