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noun [uncountable] purgatory pronunciation in British English /ˈpɜː(r)ɡət(ə)ri/
  1. 1
    the place where Roman Catholics believe people suffer after they die for the wrong things that they have done before they can go to heaven
  2. 2
    an unpleasant place or experience

    Cooking was always purgatory for her.

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 purgatory pronunciation in British English /ˌpɜː(r)ɡəˈtɔːriəl/ adjective

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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