purgation

Definitions of purgation
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n purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

Synonyms:
catharsis, katharsis
Type of:
purge, purging
an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

n the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

Synonyms:
purge, purging
Types:
purification
the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing
Type of:
clearing
the act of freeing from suspicion

n a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites

Synonyms:
purification
Type of:
ceremony
the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

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