purgation


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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.
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Finally, Ben Saunders demonstrates how Iago's fixation on anal purgation both "reinscribe[s] and deconstruct[s]" the boundaries between civility and barbarism in Othello without attributing to Iago either a homosexual or heterosexual disposition.
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By the time he has reached the summit of the mountain of purgation, the troubled but discerning reader will have gained insight into his own personal crisis--and a reasonably clear idea of the changes he has to make within himself to resolve it.
Even Dutch Reformed theologian Berkhof expresses the hope that hell will be a transitory form of purgation.
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Fourth, the Sufis, who do not seek knowledge by ratiocination or discursive thinking, but by purgation of their inner being and the purifying of their dispositions.
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