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purgation

[pur-gey-shuh n] /pɜrˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of purging.
Origin
1325-1375
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
Related forms
nonpurgation, noun
superpurgation, noun
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Examples for purgation
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for purgation

purgation

/pɜːˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of purging or state of being purged; purification
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purgation in Medicine

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

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