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Another word for purgatory

      1. Immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this.
      2. In a future time or state:
      3. The afterlife:
      1. (idiomatic) A very unpleasant situation; torment, particularly when widespread.
      1. An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to show sorrow for a sin or other wrongdoing.
      2. A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution.
      3. To impose penance upon.
      1. Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
      2. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony:
      3. An experience or cause of severe pain or anguish:
      1. The place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, often imagined as being presided over by Satan and his devils.
      2. A state of separation from God; exclusion from God's presence.
      3. The abode of the dead in any of various religious traditions, such as the Hebrew Sheol or the Greek Hades; the underworld.
      1. The abode of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls, as those of infants or virtuous individuals who lived before the coming of Christ.
      2. A condition of prolonged uncertainty or neglect:
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