Exorcise

Definition of Exorcise

Ex´or`cise   Pronunciation: ĕks´ǒr`sīz
v. t.1.To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
[imp. & p. p. Exorcised (-sīzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Exorcising (-sī`zĭng).]
He impudently excorciseth devils in the church.
- Prynne.
2.To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
Exorcise the beds and cross the walls.
- Dryden.
Mr. Spectator . . . do all you can to exorcise crowds who are . . . processed as I am.
- Spectator.

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boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, exorciser, exorcist, exorcize, expel, faith, kick out, religion, throw out, turf out, turn out
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