Bedeutung von “purgatory” — Learner’s Dictionary

purgatory

noun [ U ] us uk /ˈpɜːɡətəri/
RELIGION

in the Catholic religion, a very unpleasant place where you have to go and suffer before you go to heaven

BAD SITUATION

a very unpleasant situation:

This diet is purgatory.

(Definition von “purgatory” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)