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purgatory
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
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
  • Is this purgatory, and if it is, why is it so much like the first grade?
    p. 359.2

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