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purgation

Definitions of purgation
  1. noun
    purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
    synonyms: catharsis, katharsis
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    type of:
    purge, purging
    an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  2. noun
    the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    synonyms: purge, purging
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    types:
    purification
    the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing
    type of:
    clearing
    the act of freeing from suspicion
  3. noun
    a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
    synonyms: purification
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    type of:
    ceremony
    the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
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