noun purg·ery \-jərē\

Definition of purgery



  1. :  the part of a sugarhouse where molasses is drained from the sugar

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Origin and Etymology of purgery

French purgerie, from purger to purge (from Old French purgier) + -erie -ery

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to cast off or become cast off

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