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pur·ga·tion

 (pûr-gā′shən)
n.
The act of purging or purifying.

purgation

(pɜːˈɡeɪʃən)
n
the act of purging or state of being purged; purification

pur•ga•tion

(pɜrˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of purging.
2. the result of purging, as a cleansing or purification.
[1325–75; Middle English purgacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin pūrgātiō=pūrgā(re) to clean, purge + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purgation - purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
purging, purge - an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
2.purgation - a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
3.purgation - the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
purification - the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing; "purification through repentance"
clearing - the act of freeing from suspicion

purgation

noun
1. A freeing from sin, guilt, or defilement:
2. The act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances:
Medicine: catharsis.
Translations

purgation

[pɜːˈgeɪʃən] Npurgación f

purgation

n (liter)Reinigung f; (of sin, guilt)Buße f; (form, of bowels) → Entleerung f

pur·ga·tion

n. purgación, evacuación mediante el uso de un medicamento purgativo.
References in classic literature ?
Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
Being punished on earth thus seems a merciful purgation.
The study of these verses clearly shows that the prophetic responsibilities of Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) through his prophethood included recital of the verses, purgation of the self, education of the Book and wisdom and communication of knowledge.
He said the reason behind revelation of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was the purgation of the world from oppression, cruelties, as well as the self-proclaimed gods, besides spreading the message of peace and love.
It is the process of making mission impossible to mission achievable by turning mere written words from script into real characters, incidents, and morals to reach audiences' purgation.
2) The effect that tragedy at least has on an audience is indeed a purgation of feelings--but this so far differs from rasa in seeming to do away with a feeling (pity or fear), perhaps in extremis substituting another less negative, less threatening (reconciliation, acceptance).
The treatment of bowel obstruction was very much ill-defined and included posture, opium, purgation and administration of metallic mercury, electric stimulation and inflation of bowel with water and air.
Elements that we believe are essential to that day in which we are reminded of our own mortality and of the Fall of man in the purgation of Lent, which eventually concludes with the resurrection of Christ after He has defeated sin and death, and Grace is retrieved to mankind.
The history of modernism," he states, "is the history of purgation, of generic cleansing, of ridding the art of whatever was inessential to it.
Here, Jacobson highlights two scenes of purgation in Poetaster: the banishment of Ovid (the character) and the moment when the "eponymous poetaster" Crispinus is "forced to vomit his neologisms" (41).
The ancient practice (its Sanskrit name translates to "five actions") works to clear toxins from the body and build agni, or digestive fire, through special foods and teas, self-massage, and intensive purgation therapies, including enema treatments, the clearing of nasal passages, and, in some cases, even therapeutic vomiting and bloodletting.
It is instead subjected to incessant internal and external purgation and trimming--to optimization efforts.