- cleansing, purifying, purification
- cleansing, purifying, purification, literal, ceremonial, or moral; met: expiation.
1a) of the washing of the Jews before and after their meals
1b) of levitical purification of women after childbirth
1c) a cleansing from the guilt of sins wrought by the expiatory sacrifice of Christ
From G2511; a washing off, that is, (ceremonially) ablution, (morally) expiation
KJV Usage: cleansing, + purge, purification, (-fying).