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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Thus, from highest to lowest angels are ranked according to union, illumination, and purgation.
Asouf undergoes many stages that start with isolation (tajrid), then struggling (mujahada), and finally purgation (tatahur).
As Lina becomes more conscious of the inability of the material world to satiate her, she enters into the first classical mystical stage of purification or purgation.
These little-noted texts also shed oblique light on the expectations of the day: like a father or master, God would use violence to correct sons or slaves; as he does at the shrine, God the healer will cure through painful physical purgation, as much a Galenic notion as a theological one.
With her humors supernaturally balanced, Lutgard's body was no longer in need of monthly purgation and therefore no longer potentially toxic; on the contrary, her mouth produced thaumaturgic saliva, and her rarified breasts, sweet oils, while her entire body was believed to levitate in an ascent to the ethereal realms.
Corbett (2009) suggests purgation > illumination > union, while Artress (2000:9) proposes releasing, receiving, and returning as appropriate labels.
And although the novel deals with forbidden natural impulses at odds with culturally erected boundaries, as Matthews suggests, Horace's purgation may also represent the ostensible catharsis of which Temple is not capable or will not choose.
This contemporary integration of the corporate character of hope and emerging ecumenical consensus did not, however, resolve the inherited division and condemnations inherited from the sixteenth-century polarization over individual hope, purgation, and our relationships to those who have gone before.
The most bothersome point is that the third portrait of the first five is of avarice (Ikey and the golden apples), but Dante puts the purgation of that sin on the fifth cornice, in the second, or the upper, groupage.
Brewer, 1999); Catherine of Genoa, Purgation and Purgatory: The Spiritual Dialogue, translated by Serge Hughes, (New York: Paulist Press, 1979); St.
Why, then, should we not resist equally," asked the editors, "both the suburban vacuity of mainstream poetics and verse, and the avant-garde's poetics of language itself with its forcefield-like purgation of radical alterity and nonlinguistic, material influx and receptivity from what we heed and write?
On the other hand Election Commission had instituted next round of purgation the assemblies by counterfeit degree holders by giving opportunity of defence before finalizing action.
Matthew Kent's "Aristotle's Favorite Sport," makes the case that "Aristotle would approve of soccer as theater" (58) due to the unity of action (the continuum of ball in space through time as a continuum of inextricably interrelated events) and the emergence of plot, allowing for the purgation of emotions among the audience.
Luis Roca, the other co-CEO of the British company, highlight that M30 high clean methanol gasoline is made by compounding self developed additive, which overcomes the original short comes of methanol low heating point, causticity, store carry delaminated, settles big proportion methanol catalytic combustion technology and tail gas purgation, mutual dissolves with delaminating, low temperature starting, high temperature gas obstruct, engine spare part material causticity problem, does not need to change engine and can be used directly or mixed with regular gasoline.
36) Nonetheless, these images also strengthen the above mentioned interchangeability between consuming and being consumed: the pastry around the meat connotes the bread having been eaten by Old Hamlet, which poisoned his body and deprived him of Lenten purgation.