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  1. purgatory

    • IPA[ˈpərɡəˌtôrē]

    美式

    • n.
      (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven;mental anguish or suffering
    • adj.
      having the quality of cleansing or purifying
    • noun: purgatory, plural noun: purgatories

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. (in Roman Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven all her sins were forgiven and she would not need to go to Purgatory the punishment of souls in purgatory
    • mental anguish or suffering this was purgatory, worse than anything she'd faced in her life

    形容詞

    • 1. archaic having the quality of cleansing or purifying infernal punishments are purgatory and medicinal
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    • IPA[ˈpəːɡət(ə)ri]

    英式

    • n.
      (in Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are ... all her sins were forgiven and she would not need to go to Purgatory the punishment of souls in purgatory
    • adj.
      having the quality of cleansing or purifying: infernal punishments are purgatory and medicinal

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