the act of purging.

1325–75; Middle English purgacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin pūrgātiōn- (stem of pūrgātiō) a cleansing, purging, equivalent to pūrgāt(us) (past participle of pūrgāre to make clean or pure, derivative of pūrus pure) + -iōn- -ion

nonpurgation, noun
superpurgation, noun
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purgation (pɜːˈɡeɪʃən)
the act of purging or state of being purged; purification

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purgation pur·ga·tion (pûr-gā'shən)
Evacuation of the bowels through the use of a purgative medicine.

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Example sentences
Then there will be catharsis, the experience of purgation and relief.
True, true, and now you will be my purgation and let me loose.
Fecal specimens should not be collected using laxatives, mineral oil, bismuth or barium compounds for purgation.
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