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catharsis

 [kah-thahr´sis]
1. a cleansing of the bowels; called also evacuation and purgation.
2. the bringing into consciousness and the emotional reliving of a forgotten (repressed) painful experience as a means of releasing anxiety and tension.

pur·ga·tion

(pŭr-gā'shŭn),
Evacuation of the bowels with the aid of a purgative or cathartic.
Synonym(s): catharsis (1)
[L. purgatio]

purgation

/pur·ga·tion/ (pur-ga´shun) evacuation (2).

purgation

(pûr-gā′shən)
n.
The act of purging or purifying.

purgation

See catharsis.

pur·ga·tion

(pŭr-gā'shŭn)
Evacuation of the bowels with the aid of a purgative or cathartic.
Synonym(s): catharsis (1) .
[L. purgatio]

purgation

the effect of a purge; catharsis; purging effected by a cathartic medicine.
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She quickly and efficiently lays out monastic vision stories and broader practices such as intercessory prayer, prayer for the dead, sacramental baptism and penance, and funeral practices and epitaphs to establish two centuries of "incremental steps" linking purgation in the afterlife and prayer for the savable soul.
In using a broader term, releasing to describe the first phase of the process, Artress encompasses both the initial fear and the purgation symptomatic of any boundary crossing.
In the first section attention is given to agreement on purgation and convergence on purgatory.
Abstaining from meat during Lent would be essential for purgation, yet, the whole play seems to be soaked with the greasy sweat of the characters.
These principles of moderation, periodicity and scales of health particularly came into play when discussing menstruation as a purgation and menstrual blood as the substance that needed removal from the body.
The desert is not a mere complication along the way, but a necessary time of purgation, cleansing, and honest self-assessment.
It is there that Dante is able to undergo final purgation, the final "unspotting" of his soul, in order to ready himself for the journey into the Celestial Paradise described in Paradiso.
Diagnostic Procedure: CT colonography included stool tagging, laxative purgation, and fluid tagging.
Hank Paulson, who came to America's Treasury from the strongest US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, made the purgation gamble in allowing Lehman Brothers to go under.
Marlene Marie McKinley asserts that "[t]hough All Hallows' Eve most beautifully dramatizes the way of purgation and purification toward perfection of knowing Love and Union whereby we are consoled, some aspects of that way and its end expand beyond the known into the alien, wrenching us from our safe, comfortable mode of thought and life" (13).
They are vomiting (ramana), purgation (virechna), medicated oil or decoction enema (basti), bloodletting (rakta moksha) and nasal administration of specific medication (nasya).
Such persons, however, do not often require even a trifling operation, and if they do so, a little abstinence and purgation will place them in favourable circumstances for ether, if they wish to have it.