Definitions for purgationpɜrˈgeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pur•ga•tionpɜrˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of purging.

  2. the result of purging, as a cleansing or purification.

Origin of purgation:

1325–75; ME purgacioun (< AF) < L pūrgātiō=pūrgā(re) to clean, purge+-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catharsis, katharsis, purgation(noun)

    purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

  2. purification, purgation(noun)

    a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites

  3. purge, purging, purgation(noun)

    the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

Wiktionary

  1. purgation(Noun)

    the act of purging, especially by the use of a purgative

  2. purgation(Noun)

    cleansing from sin or guilt

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purgation(noun)

    the act of purging; the act of clearing, cleansing, or putifying, by separating and carrying off impurities, or whatever is superfluous; the evacuation of the bowels

  2. Purgation(noun)

    the clearing of one's self from a crime of which one was publicly suspected and accused. It was either canonical, which was prescribed by the canon law, the form whereof used in the spiritual court was, that the person suspected take his oath that he was clear of the matter objected against him, and bring his honest neighbors with him to make oath that they believes he swore truly; or vulgar, which was by fire or water ordeal, or by combat. See Ordeal

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