Word Summary
kathairō: to cleanse
Original Word: καθαίρω
Transliteration: kathairō
Phonetic Spelling: (kath-ah'-ee-ro)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cleanse
Meaning: to cleanse
Strong's Concordance

From katharos; to cleanse, i.e. (specially) to prune; figuratively, to expiate -- purge.

see GREEK katharos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2508: καθαίρω

καθαίρω; perfect passive participle κεκαθαρμενος; (καθαρός); to cleanse, properly, from filth, impurity, etc.; trees and vines (from useless shoots), to prune, John 15:2 (δένδρα ... ὑποτεμνομενα καθαίρεται, Philo de agric. § 2 (cf. de somniis ii. § 9 middle)); metaphorically, from guilt, to expiate: passive Hebrews 10:2 R G (see καθαρίζω, at the beginning) (Jeremiah 13:27; and so in Greek writings from Herodotus down). (Compare: διακαθαίρω, ἐκκαθαίρω.)