Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Purge, purify, to cleanse (literally or figuratively)

Greek: καθαρίζω, katharizō (G2511)

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Here are clean, purge, purify and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word καθαρίζω mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2511

Greek Base Word: καθαρίζω

Usage: (make) clean(-se), purge, purify

Definition: To cleanse (literally or figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. To make clean, cleanse.
    1. From physical stains and dirt.
      1. Utensils, food.
      2. A leper, to cleanse by curing.
      3. To remove by cleansing.
    2. In a moral sense.
      1. To free from defilement of sin and from faults.
      2. To purify from wickedness.
      3. To free from guilt of sin, to purify.
      4. To consecrate by cleansing or purifying.
      5. To consecrate, dedicate.
  2. To pronounce clean in a levitical sense.

Derived terms: From G2513.

See also:

  1. G2513


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑ.θɑˈri.zo
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑ.θɑˈri.zow
  3. Transliteration: katharizō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ka-tha-REE-zoh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-tha-REE-zoh

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