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English noun: purgation

1. purgation (act) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

Synonymscatharsis, katharsis

Broader (hypernym)purge, purging

2. purgation (act) a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites


Broader (hypernym)ceremony

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

Synonymspurge, purging

Broader (hypernym)clearing

Narrower (hyponym)purification

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