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Noun: purgation  ,pur'gey-shun
  1. Purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
    - catharsis, katharsis [archaic]
  2. A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
    - purification
  3. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    - purge, purging

Derived forms: purgations

Type of: ceremony, clearing, purge, purging

Encyclopedia: Purgation