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- 1. catharsis, katharsis, purgation, purge, purging
- usage: purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
- 2. purification, purgation, ceremony
- usage: a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites
- 3. purge, purging, purgation, clearing
- usage: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
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See also: purgation (Dictionary)