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: the act or result of purging
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14th century, in the meaning defined above
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: the act of purging
: vigorous evacuation of the bowels (as from the action of a cathartic or an infective agent)
: administration of or treatment with a purgative
: the act or the result of purging
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alleviating pain or harshness
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