purgation


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Synonyms for purgation

a freeing from sin, guilt, or defilement

the act or process of discharging bodily wastes or foreign substances

Synonyms for purgation

purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

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a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites

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the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

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Accordingly we allege that the subsequent sections of the poem, notwithstanding their being parts of the same dream or constituting different episodes, have been experienced on the same night, Ash-Wednesday's night precisely since in its recollection of mortality, binding together the individual with the rest of the fold, the penitent stands in preparation for purgation, a departure from the sins of the old life into the purity of the new, regarded as a process of death and rebirth.
You cannot use the idiom of purity, purgation and contamination and at the same time take easily to the postures of acceptance and toleration.
Lyons suggests that this inversion of the conventions of tragedy provokes anger without purgation, leaving its audience with a sense of outrage that it must ultimately direct outward toward oppressive political and religious institutions.
Gou H reported that the patients receiving the standard bowel preparation before excretory urography can experience side effects associated with bowel purgation and adds to no advantage as far as image clarity is concerned6.
Catherine of Genoa stands out as "the Apostle of Pure Love" (327) who described mystical purgation as an earthly purgatory and hell as the soul trapped in the tortures of a self unwilling to submit to God's transforming love.
Fourth, the Sufis, who do not seek knowledge by ratiocination or discursive thinking, but by purgation of their inner being and the purifying of their dispositions.
A canine purgation study and risk factor analysis for echinococcosis in a high endemic region of the Tibetan plateau.
At its core, the universe is a liturgical structure of greater and lesser creatures--angels, men, animals, plants, and minerals--constituted as a hierarchy that participates in and reflects the goodness of God, and represents and mediates the life of grace according to the three modes as stated by Aquinas, which are the stages of spiritual perfection in Catholic tradition, from the highest to the lowest: union (remotion or perfection, the divesting of all created things and relying solely on God himself), illumination (highest positive knowledge of God), and purgation (election and ordering to the spiritual--God as cause of all).
To take just a few examples: the scrapping of the six grade of the Basic Education and its recent reinstatement, the sham purgation of syllabi, only by cutting textbooks short, irrespective of contents, and lately, the cancellation of the Basic Education Completion Certificate.
POURRAIENT quelquefois ces dessins servir de purgation.
It is only after this purgation that man is reborn as it were on the higher plane of his real self his divine nature.
Nurten Birlik's article, "Lying Down to Die: Breaking the mould" aims to explore Agaoglu's character Aysel's purgation process within the social context and milieu which she was raised in.
The theology and piety of the later Middle Ages treated intercession for the dead, postmortem purgation and the place called Purgatory as inseparable elements of Christian death ritual.
On the one hand, the hermitage was "a purpose-built factory for purging sin" and anchoresis a preliminary penance for the purgation of the soul likely to follow after death (121).
Accordingly, they put forth their best remedies -- restoration of putative bodily balance through purgation (enemas) or bloodletting, both of which, of course, were ineffectual and caused more suffering than relief.