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Noun: purging  pur-jing
  1. An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    - purge
     
  2. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    - purge, purgation
Adjective: purging  pur-jing
  1. Serving to purge or rid of sin
    "purging rites";
    - purgatorial, purifying
Verb: purge  purj
  1. Oust politically
    "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
     
  2. Clear of a charge
     
  3. Make pure or free from sin or guilt
    "he left the monastery purged";
    - purify, sanctify
     
  4. Rid of impurities
    "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
     
  5. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    "purge the old gas tank";
    - flush, scour
     
  6. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "He purged continuously";
    - vomit, vomit up, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, barf, spew, spue [archaic], chuck, upchuck [N. Amer], honk, regurgitate, throw up, hurl, keck, vom [informal], chuck up [Brit], chunder [Brit]
     
  7. Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
    "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Derived forms: purgings

Type of: acquit, alter, assoil [archaic], care for, change, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, clear, clearing, discharge, distil [Brit], distill [N. Amer], egest, eliminate, excrete, exculpate, exonerate, make pure, modify, oppress, pass, persecute, purify, rinse, rinse off, sublimate, treat

Antonym: rehabilitate

Encyclopedia: Purging

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