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purgatorial

[pur-guh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌpɜr gəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
removing or purging sin; expiatory:
purgatorial rites.
2.
of, pertaining to, or like purgatory.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; purgatory + -al1
Related forms
nonpurgatorial, adjective
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  • It is not as if anyone is about to choose the plane again, when flying has become such a purgatorial way to travel.
  • Moreover, medieval theology allowed that the purgatorial process could be affected by the actions of the living.
British Dictionary definitions for purgatorial

purgatorial

/ˌpɜːɡəˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
serving to purify from sin
2.
of, relating to, or like purgatory
Derived Forms
purgatorially, adverb
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