Translation of purgatory in Spanish:

purgatory

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrgətɔːri; ˈpɜːgətəri/

n

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  • purgatorio (m) I went through purgatory aquello fue un purgatorio or un calvario, pasé las de Caín [familiar/colloquial]
    More example sentences
    • I felt suspended in some kind of mental purgatory that demanded that I experience the collective disappointment of each and every person there.
    • I find it particularly galling because, in this country, we have had to suffer pretty near total purgatory at the hands of our various enforcement agencies who seem to start from the premise that we are all members of that same Mafia clan.
    • For Arthur, separation from Alec was purgatory, although the pair believed they were in touch telepathically.

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