Synonyms for purge

Synonyms for (noun) purge

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: removal

Definition: dismissal from office


Synonyms: purge, purging

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

Similar words: cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

Definition: the act of making something clean

Usage: he gave his shoes a good cleaning


Synonyms: purgation, purge, purging

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

Similar words: clearing

Definition: the act of freeing from suspicion

Synonyms for (verb) purge

Synonyms: purge

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

Usage: The doctor decided that the patient must be purged

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pass, egest, excrete, eliminate

Definition: eliminate from the body

Usage: Pass a kidney stone


Synonyms: scour, flush, purge

Definition: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

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

Similar words: rinse, rinse off

Definition: wash off soap or remaining dirt


Synonyms: purge

Definition: rid of impurities

Usage: purge the water; purge your mind

Similar words: purify, distill, make pure, sublimate

Definition: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

Usage: purify the water


Synonyms: purge, purify, sanctify

Definition: make pure or free from sin or guilt

Usage: he left the monastery purified

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: purge

Definition: clear of a charge

Similar words: acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear

Definition: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Usage: The suspect was cleared of the murder charges


Synonyms: purge

Definition: oust politically

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

Similar words: persecute, oppress

Definition: cause to suffer

Usage: Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union