exorcise

Part of speech: verb

To cast out ( an evil spirit).

Part of speech: verb

To use or practise exorcisms.

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Usage examples "exorcise":

  1. I will go and fetch a priest this minute to exorcise him. - "Candide", Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell.
  2. It is possible that the State should not encourage it, but it is not called upon to exorcise it with bell, and book, and candle. - "If I May", A. A. Milne.
  3. He saw the family quarrel as something inevitable, touching, absurd- the work of a maleficent destiny which he might somehow undo and exorcise by the magic act of washing- up, to be followed by other acts of a more diplomatic and ingenious nature. - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.