purgation

[pur-gey-shuhn]
noun
the act of purging.

Origin:
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To purgation
Collins
World English Dictionary
purgation (pɜːˈɡeɪʃən)
 
n
the act of purging or state of being purged; purification

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature