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Noun: purge  purj
  1. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    - purging, purgation
  2. An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    - purging
  3. An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place
    "he died in a purge by Stalin"
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, sick, cat [informal], be sick, disgorge, regorge [archaic], retch, barf [informal], spew [informal], spue [archaic], chuck [informal], upchuck [N. Amer, informal], honk [Brit, informal], regurgitate, throw up, hurl [informal], keck [informal], vom [informal], chuck up [Brit, informal], chunder [Brit, informal], boke [UK, dialect], boak [UK, dialect]
  7. Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
    "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Derived forms: purging, purges, purged

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

Antonym: rehabilitate

Encyclopedia: Purge