What is purgation?

  • (noun): Purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.
    Synonyms: catharsis, katharsis
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Catharsis - Dramatic Uses - Purgation and Purification
... and cleansing are not proper translations for catharsis that it should rather be rendered as purgation. 1957, p.440 made the following argument against the "purgation" theory "It presupposes that we come to the tragic drama (unconsciously, if you will) as patients to be ...
... Purgation may refer to Inducing bowel movement with a laxative The purification of the soul In this life, see State (theology) In Purgatory Purgation (album), Trigger the Bloodshed album ...

More definitions of "purgation":

  • (noun): The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.
    Synonyms: purge, purging
  • (noun): A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites.
    Synonyms: purification