- The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.
- An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.
- synonyms: purging
- An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place.
- usage: "he died in a purge by Stalin"
- Oust politically.
- usage: "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
- Clear of a charge.
- Make pure or free from sin or guilt.
- usage: "he left the monastery purified"
- Rid of impurities.
- usage: "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
- Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid.
- usage: "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
- Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
- usage: "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
- Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body. )
- usage: "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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