/mun"deuh fuy'/, v.t., mundified, mundifying.
1. to cleanse; deterge: to mundify a wound.
2. to purge or purify: to mundify a person of past sins.
[1375-1425; late ME < LL mundificare, equiv. to L mundi-, s. of mund(us) clean + -ficare -FY]

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