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Wordnet 3.0


1. serving to purge or rid of sin;
- Example: "purgatorial rites"
[syn: purgatorial, purging, purifying]

2. of or resembling purgatory;
- Example: "purgatorial fires"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Purgatorial \Pur`ga*to"ri*al\, Purgatorian \Pur`ga*to"ri*an\, a. Of or pertaining to purgatory; expiatory. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

purgatorial adj 1: serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites" [syn: purgatorial, purging, purifying] 2: of or resembling purgatory; "purgatorial fires"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "purgatorial": Acherontic, Lethean, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, chthonian, chthonic, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, devilish, expiatory, expurgatory, hellborn, hellish, infernal, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, pandemoniac, pandemonic, penitential, piacular, propitiatory, purgative, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, redeeming, redemptive, redressing, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, righting, satisfactional, squaring, sulfurous