来自希腊语。ex-, 向外。horkos, 发誓，念咒。即念咒驱逐邪灵。比较conjure.
- exorcise (v.)
- c. 1400, "to invoke spirits," from Old French exorciser (14c.), from Late Latin exorcizare, from Greek exorkizein "banish an evil spirit; bind by oath" (see exorcism). Sense of "call up evil spirits to drive them out" became dominant 16c. Formerly also exorcize; a rare case where -ise trumps -ize on both sides of the Atlantic, perhaps due to influence of exercise. Related: Exorcised; exorcising.
- 1. He confronted his childhood trauma and tried to exorcise the pain.
- 2. A priest was called in to exorcise the ghost.
- 3. And beneath this scorn there is a gloom that he cannot exorcise.
- 4. He could not exorcise the memory of his past misdeeds.
- 5. Cast out devils. Jesus didn't Exorcise all Israelis.
- 驱赶鬼怪. 耶稣没有驱赶所有以色列人的魔.
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