purgation

noun pur·ga·tion \ ˌpər-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of purgation

: the act or result of purging

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First Known Use of purgation

14th century

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purgation

noun pur·ga·tion \ ˌpər-ˈgā-shən \

medical Definition of purgation

1 : the act of purging; specifically : vigorous evacuation of the bowels (as from the action of a cathartic or an infective agent)
2 : administration of or treatment with a purgative

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purgation

noun pur·ga·tion \ pər-ˈgā-shən \

legal Definition of purgation

: the act or the result of purging

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