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a temporary condition of torment or suffering

or  in Roman Catholic theology:  the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to pay for their sins
  • Canton was a seething purgatory in the shape of a pork chop, consisting mostly of coral and scrubby plants huddled close to the ground, as if cringing from the heat.
    p. 91.2

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