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purgation

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noun pur·ga·tion \ˌpər-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of purgation

  1. :  the act or result of purging




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purgation

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noun pur·ga·tion \ˌpər-ˈgā-shən\

Medical Definition of purgation

  1. 1:  the act of purging; specifically :  vigorous evacuation of the bowels (as from the action of a cathartic or an infective agent)

  2. 2:  administration of or treatment with a purgative




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