Definitions of purging
  1. noun
    an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    synonyms: purge
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    abreaction, catharsis, katharsis
    (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
    catharsis, katharsis, purgation
    purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
    type of:
    cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
    the act of making something clean
  2. noun
    the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    synonyms: purgation, purge
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    the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing
    type of:
    the act of freeing from suspicion
  3. adjective
    serving to purge or rid of sin
    synonyms: purgatorial, purifying
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