Definitions for purge

Definitions for (noun) purge

Main entry: purge

Definition: an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place

Usage: he died in a purge by Stalin

Main entry: purge, purging

Definition: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

Main entry: purgation, purge, purging

Definition: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

Definitions for (verb) purge

Main entry: purge

Definition: excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

Usage: The doctor decided that the patient must be purged

Main entry: upchuck, vomit, vomit up, retch, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, cast, cat, chuck, sick, spew, spue, throw up, barf, be sick, disgorge, honk

Definition: 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

Main entry: scour, flush, purge

Definition: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

Usage: flush the wound with antibiotics; purge the old gas tank

Main entry: purge

Definition: rid of impurities

Usage: purge the water; purge your mind

Main entry: purge, purify, sanctify

Definition: make pure or free from sin or guilt

Usage: he left the monastery purified

Main entry: purge

Definition: clear of a charge

Main entry: purge

Definition: oust politically

Usage: Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime

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