purgatorial

[pur-guh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]

adjective

removing or purging sin; expiatory: purgatorial rites.
of, relating to, or like purgatory.

Nearby words

  1. purfle,
  2. purgation,
  3. purgative,
  4. purgatively,
  5. purgatoire,
  6. purgatory,
  7. purge,
  8. purgery,
  9. purging nut,
  10. puri

Origin of purgatorial

First recorded in 1490–1500; purgatory + -al1

Related formsnon·pur·ga·to·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for purgatorial

purgatorial

adjective

serving to purify from sin
of, relating to, or like purgatory
Derived Formspurgatorially, adverb

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