HyperDic: purgatory

English > 2 senses of the word purgatory:
NOUNstatepurgatorya temporary condition of torment / torment or suffering / suffering / suffering
cognitionpurgatory(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
purgatory > pronunciation
Soundsper'gahtao.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > purgatory: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA temporary condition of torment / torment or suffering / suffering / suffering.
Example"a purgatory of drug abuse"
BroadersituationA complex or critical or unusual difficulty
Spanishpurgatorio
Catalanpurgatori
Adjectivespurgatorialof or resembling purgatory
English > purgatory: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins.
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
Broaderimaginary place, mythical place, fictitious placeA place that exists only in imagination
Spanishpurgatorio
Catalanpurgatori
Adjectivespurgatorialof or resembling purgatory

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