1. To force an evil spirit out of someone, as through spells or incantations. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exorcise" and "out." There are some who believe that it's possible to exorcise demons out of people.
2. To attempt to confront, cope with, or expel some negative emotional or psychological issue. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exorcise" and "out." I've started to use my writing as a way of exorcising out the painful experiences I endured as a child.
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