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English adjective: purging

1. purging serving to purge or rid of sin

SamplesPurgatorial rites.

Synonymspurgatorial, purifying

English noun: purging

1. purging (act) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements


Broader (hypernym)cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

Narrower (hyponym)abreaction, catharsis, catharsis, katharsis, katharsis, purgation

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

Synonymspurgation, purge

Broader (hypernym)clearing

Narrower (hyponym)purification

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