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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


Synonymspurification


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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