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Purify by burning

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In alchemical practices, this symbol represents a purification process.

It was once believed by alchemists that heating a substance until it got white-hot would remove all of its impurities, but the essence of the material would be preserved. For a comparable symbol, see 'Preserve or burn (alchemy)'.


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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Purify by burning is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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