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Noun: tribulation  ,tri-byu'ley-shun
  1. An annoying, frustrating or catastrophic event
    "life is full of tribulations";
    - trial, visitation
Noun: Tribulation
  1. (futurist Christian doctrine) a short period of time before the second coming when believers will experience worldwide persecution and be purified and strengthened by it

Derived forms: tribulations

Type of: affliction

Encyclopedia: Tribulation