Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun purgation

3 senses of purgation

Sense 1
catharsis, katharsis, purgation -- (purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels)
       => purge, purging -- (an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements)

Sense 2
purification, purgation -- (a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites)
       => ceremony -- (the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony")

Sense 3
purge, purging, purgation -- (the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge)
       => clearing -- (the act of freeing from suspicion)

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