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purgatorial

[ pur-guh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr- ]
/ ˌpɜr gəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /
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adjective
removing or purging sin; expiatory: purgatorial rites.
of, relating to, or like purgatory.
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Origin of purgatorial

First recorded in 1490–1500; purgatory + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM purgatorial

non·pur·ga·to·ri·al, adjective

Words nearby purgatorial

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British Dictionary definitions for purgatorial

purgatorial
/ (ˌpɜːɡəˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
serving to purify from sin
of, relating to, or like purgatory

Derived forms of purgatorial

purgatorially, adverb
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