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noun [uncountable]     purgatory pronunciation in British English
  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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     purgatorial pronunciation in British English
/ˌpɜː(r)ɡəˈtɔːriəl/ adjective

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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