What Does Purgatory Mean?

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Purgatory in Roman Catholic theology is the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins. Its normal use in day to day life is that it is a temporary condition of torment or suffering “a purgatory of drug abuse.
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pur·ga·to·ry
[pur-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
NOUN [PLURAL PUR·GA·TO·RIES.]
1.
(in the belief of Roman Catholics and others) a condition or place in which the souls of those dying penitent are purified from venial sins, or undergo the temporal punishment that, after the guilt of mortal sin has been remitted, still remains to be endured by the sinner.
2.
(initial capital letter, italics) the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which the repentant sinners are depicted.
3.
any condition or place of temporary punishment, suffering, expiation, or the like.
ADJECTIVE
4.
serving to cleanse, purify, or expiate.
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