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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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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.
These are "illustrations of disordered love," just as the top four cornices on Mount Purgatory are used for the purgation of disordered love of good--sloth (defective love); and avarice, greed and gluttony, and lust (excessive love of secondary goods).
So it seems that for the sake of the purgation of the communal body, the embodiment of crisis within the society has to be annihilated.
The desert is not a mere complication along the way, but a necessary time of purgation, cleansing, and honest self-assessment.
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.
Ignoring, or what is perhaps more likely, overlooking these concerns, Reich proceeds on the not unreasonable assumption that Holocaust victims ought not to be exempted, on the basis of their martyrdom, from the moral judgment that applies to the rest of humanity, and that whatever the current level of antisemitism may be, the Holocaust "industry" is long overdue for the kind of purgation she means to provide.
Coy also ably describes the fates of those excluded, the place of moral reform in banishment, public expulsion rituals and the relationship with early modern authority, and the therapeutic role of purgation.
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.
A standard preparation for bowel purgation should be performed the day before the MR examination.
They are vomiting (ramana), purgation (virechna), medicated oil or decoction enema (basti), bloodletting (rakta moksha) and nasal administration of specific medication (nasya).