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Definition of exorcise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    exorcise

     verb
    (also exorcize) verb
    NAmE//ˈɛksɔrˌsaɪz//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɛksərˌsaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exorcise he / she / it exorcises past simple exorcised -ing form exorcising
     
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  1. 1exorcise something (from somebody/something) to make an evil spirit leave a place or someone's body by special prayers or magic The ghost was exorcised from the house.
  2. 2 exorcise something (from something) (formal) to remove something that is bad or painful from your mind She had managed to exorcise these unhappy memories from her mind. to exorcise the demons/ghosts of your past
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