See also: Purgatory
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɝɡəˌtɔɹi/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɜːɡətɹi/
- US: pur‧ga‧to‧ry
- UK: pur‧ga‧tory
- (Christianity) Alternative form of : the supposed extra-biblical location where a Christian's soul is purged of sin prior to admission to Heaven.
- Any situation where suffering is endured, particularly as part of a process of redemption.
Purgatory — see Purgatory
situation causing suffering