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The act of purging or purifying.
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the act of purging or state of being purged; purification
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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]
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|Noun||1.||purgation - purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels|
|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
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purgation[pɜːˈgeɪʃən] N → purgación f
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n. purgación, evacuación mediante el uso de un medicamento purgativo.
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