Purgation



[pur-gey-shuh n] /pɜrˈgeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of .
/pɜːˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of purging or state of being purged; purification
n.

late 14c., “purification from sin,” also “discharge of waste,” from Old French purgacion “a cleansing,” medical or spiritual (12c., Modern French purgation) and directly from Latin purgationem (nominative purgatio) “a cleansing, purging,” figuratively “an apology, justification,” noun of action from past participle stem of purgare (see purge (v.)).

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

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