Pronunciation: (ek'sôr-sīz", -sur-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/exorcise.html on line 77 [key]
—v.t., -cised, -cis•ing.
1. to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies: to exorcise a demon.
2. to free (a person, place, etc.) of evil spirits or malignant influences. Also,ex'or•cize".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.