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purgatories

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1 a temporary place or state in which the souls of people who die make amends for their sins
  • It was a summer job that felt like purgatory to the teen.

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2 a place or state of temporary suffering
  • We found ourselves trapped in the purgatory of a rush-hour traffic jam.

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“Purgatories.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purgatories. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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