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purgatory

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purgatory/ˈpɚgəˌtori/
British/ˈpəːgətri/noun
pluralpurgatories
purgatory
/ˈpɚgəˌtori/British/ˈpəːgətri/
noun
pluralpurgatories
Learner's definition of PURGATORY  
Purgatory [singular]  : a state after death according to Roman Catholic belief in which the souls of people who die are made pure through suffering before going to heaven
: a place or state of suffering
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