- the act of purging.
Origin of purgation
Examples from the Web for purgation
Thus we have made a purgation of music, and will now make a purgation of metres.The Republic
Fra Battista was to stand on the rood-step to make his purgation.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
This way of Purgation is of the same nature with the old Ordeals of the Pagans.The Wonders of the Invisible World
What is understood by ‘purgation’ is not simply a mere form of words.Atrocious Judges
John Campbell, Baron Campbell
But apparently when you are put to your purgation it is most emphatically otherwise.The Cradle of Mankind
- the act of purging or state of being purged; purification
Word Origin and History for purgation
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.)).
- Evacuation of the bowels through the use of a purgative medicine.