Purgatory

Today's word of the day to enhance your English vocabulary is:

Word:  Purgatory 


Pronunciation: PUR-guh’-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]

Meaning:
1. (n.) (roman catholic church) a place or condition in which the people who have died in god's grace suffer and expatiate their sins
2. (n.) any state or place in which punishment, expatiation and suffering are temporary
3. (n.) limbo, hell or netherworld
4. (adj.) tending or serving to expatiate or cleanse 

Usage Example 1:  

The Catholics have a selection of prayers for the souls in purgatory.


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