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English Dictionary: purge by the DICT Development Group
4 results for purge
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    Synonym(s): purge, purging, purgation
  2. an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    Synonym(s): purge, purging
  3. an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin"
  1. oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
    Antonym(s): rehabilitate
  2. clear of a charge
  3. make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
    Synonym(s): purify, purge, sanctify
  4. rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
  5. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
    Synonym(s): flush, scour, purge
  6. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    Synonym(s): vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
    Antonym(s): keep down
  7. excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Purge \Purge\, v. i.
      1. To become pure, as by clarification.
      2. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the
            intestines, as by means of a cathartic.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Purge \Purge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Purging}.] [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to
      make, to do. See {Pure}, and {Agent}.]
      1. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying
            off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or
            superfluous. [bd]Till fire purge all things new.[b8]
      2. (Med.) To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic
            medicine, or in a similar manner.
      3. To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
      4. To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam
            pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
      5. To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial
            defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
                     When that he hath purged you from sin. --Chaucer.
                     Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. --Ps.
                                                                              li. 7.
      6. (Law) To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime
            or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
      7. To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often
            followed by away.
                     Purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. --Ps.
                                                                              lxxix. 9.
                     We 'll join our cares to purge away Our country's
                     crimes.                                             --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Purge \Purge\, n. [Cf. F. purge. See {Purge}, v. t.]
      1. The act of purging.
                     The preparative for the purge of paganism of the
                     kingdom of Northumberland.                  --Fuller.
      2. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates
            the intestines; a cathartic. --Arbuthnot.
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