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pūrĭfĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. purus-facio, make clean, to cleanse, purify (postAug.).
II. Trop., to purify with religious rites, to expiate, atone for: “se a concubitu mariti,Suet. Aug. 94: “se,Plin. 8, 1, 1, § 2: “quod ille infamavit, te purifica,Lampr. Alex. 7; Paul. Nol. Carm. 6, 72.—Of animals, Plin. 10, 41, 57, § 116.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 94
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 21.83
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 8.2
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