Definition for DEP-U-RA'TION


  1. The act of purifying or freeing fluids from heterogeneous matter. This is done by decantation, when the feculent matter is deposited on the bottom of the vessel; or by despumation, effected by boiling or fermentation, and skimming; or by filtration; or by fining or clarification. – Parr.
  2. The cleansing of a wound from impure matter.

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