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purgatory

pur·ga·to·ry

purgatory

 
pronunciation:
puhr g to ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: purgatories
definition 1: in Roman Catholicism, a place or state of suffering for the purification of the souls of the dead who will eventually be worthy of heaven.
definition 2: any place or state of transient unpleasantness or suffering.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting to purge, clean, or purify.
Word Parts
The word purgatory contains the following parts:
purg Latin root that means clean
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-atory1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means place associated with
synonyms:
-arium, -orium, -ary2