purgatory - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/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.

derived word

purgatorial

 

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/ˌpɜː(r)ɡəˈtɔːriəl/
adjective