A cause or source of suffering:
Torture is severe mental or physical pain, or the cause of this pain.
The definition of limbo is a dance where you have to duck lower and lower to get underneath a pole without touching the pole or the ground.
The bearing or undergoing of pain, distress, or injury
A sacrament in some Christian churches that includes contrition, confession to a priest, acceptance of punishment, and absolution.
A means of expiating.
Find another word for purgatory. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for purgatory, like: hell-on-earth, misery, torture, limbo, eternity, purgation, place of the dead, suffering, penance, hereafter and hell.