The bowels also should be regulated; but purgation is not to be desired.
What is understood by ‘purgation’ is not simply a mere form of words.
In rapid cases rest, liquid diet, purgation, and firm bandaging of the legs are indicated.
But apparently when you are put to your purgation it is most emphatically otherwise.
The old Roman canon law of purgation, a similar ordeal, he used not rarely.
purgation may be present, and in some instances the whole of the hair has fallen off.
This purgation over, the convoys entered upon the route to Versailles, pressed between two files of cavalry.
This was her purgation for the sin of making them the slaves of her ambition.
We are angels when we come to cure—devils when we ask payment—but I will administer a purgation to his purse I warrant him.
But it became more than purgation soon, and her mood approached despair.
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)
Evacuation of the bowels through the use of a purgative medicine.