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purge

 (pûrj)
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To clear (a container or space, for example) of something unclean or unwanted: purge a water pipe of air.
b. To remove or eliminate (unwanted physical matter): purge the air from a water pipe.
2.
a. To rid (a person or thing) of something unwanted: "He had purged his brain of grandiose and debilitating dreams" (Tom Junod).
b. To remove or eliminate (an unwanted element): attempts to purge indecent remarks from company e-mail.
3. Law To clear (a person) of a charge or conviction.
4.
a. To rid (a nation or political party, for example) of people considered undesirable.
b. To get rid of (people considered undesirable).
5. Medicine
a. To cause evacuation of (the bowels).
b. To induce evacuation of the bowels in (an individual).
6. Computers
a. To clear (a storage device) of unwanted data.
b. To delete (unwanted data) from a storage device.
v.intr.
1. Medicine To undergo or cause an emptying of the bowels.
2. To vomit or force oneself to vomit, especially as a symptom of an eating disorder.
n.
1. The act or process of purging: a purge of unwanted files.
2. Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.
3. An instance of vomiting or of forcing oneself to vomit.

[Middle English purgen, from Old French purgier, from Latin pūrgāre, from pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

purg′er n.

purge

(pɜːdʒ)
vb
1. (tr) to rid (something) of (impure or undesirable elements)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to rid (a state, political party, etc) of (dissident or troublesome people)
3. (Physiology) (tr)
a. to empty (the bowels) by evacuation of faeces
b. to cause (a person) to evacuate his bowels
4. (Law)
a. to clear (a person) of a charge
b. to free (oneself) of guilt, as by atonement: to purge contempt.
5. (intr) to be cleansed or purified
n
6. the act or process of purging
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the elimination of opponents or dissidents from a state, political party, etc
8. (Medicine) a purgative drug or agent; cathartic
[C14: from Old French purger, from Latin pūrgāre to purify]
ˈpurger n

purge

(pɜrdʒ)

v. purged, purg•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to rid of impurities; cleanse; purify.
2. to rid, clear, or free: to purge a political party of disloyal members.
3. to clear of imputed guilt.
4. to remove by cleansing or purifying.
5. to clear or empty (the stomach or intestines) by inducing vomiting or evacuation.
6. to eliminate (undesirable members) from a government, political organization, etc.
v.i.
7. to become cleansed or purified.
8. to undergo or cause emptying of the stomach or intestines.
n.
9. the act or process of purging.
10. the removal or elimination of members of a political organization, government, etc., considered disloyal or otherwise undesirable, often in a summary or violent manner.
11. something that purges, as a purgative medicine.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English < Old French purg(i)er < Latin pūrgāre to refine, clean, purge]
purge′a•ble, adj.
purg′er, n.

purge

- To purge a tree is to prune it; to purge a candle is to snuff it.
See also related terms for prune.

purge


Past participle: purged
Gerund: purging

Imperative
purge
purge
Present
I purge
you purge
he/she/it purges
we purge
you purge
they purge
Preterite
I purged
you purged
he/she/it purged
we purged
you purged
they purged
Present Continuous
I am purging
you are purging
he/she/it is purging
we are purging
you are purging
they are purging
Present Perfect
I have purged
you have purged
he/she/it has purged
we have purged
you have purged
they have purged
Past Continuous
I was purging
you were purging
he/she/it was purging
we were purging
you were purging
they were purging
Past Perfect
I had purged
you had purged
he/she/it had purged
we had purged
you had purged
they had purged
Future
I will purge
you will purge
he/she/it will purge
we will purge
you will purge
they will purge
Future Perfect
I will have purged
you will have purged
he/she/it will have purged
we will have purged
you will have purged
they will have purged
Future Continuous
I will be purging
you will be purging
he/she/it will be purging
we will be purging
you will be purging
they will be purging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been purging
you have been purging
he/she/it has been purging
we have been purging
you have been purging
they have been purging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been purging
you will have been purging
he/she/it will have been purging
we will have been purging
you will have been purging
they will have been purging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been purging
you had been purging
he/she/it had been purging
we had been purging
you had been purging
they had been purging
Conditional
I would purge
you would purge
he/she/it would purge
we would purge
you would purge
they would purge
Past Conditional
I would have purged
you would have purged
he/she/it would have purged
we would have purged
you would have purged
they would have purged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purge - the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
purification - the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing; "purification through repentance"
clearing - the act of freeing from suspicion
2.purge - an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
abreaction, catharsis, katharsis - (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
katharsis, purgation, catharsis - purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
3.purge - an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin"
removal - dismissal from office
Verb1.purge - oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
persecute, oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"
rehabilitate - reinstall politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime"
2.purge - clear of a charge
acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
3.purge - make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
spiritualise, spiritualize - purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
lustrate - purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials
4.purge - rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
distill, make pure, purify, sublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
5.purge - rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
rinse, rinse off - wash off soap or remaining dirt
6.purge - eject the contents of the stomach through the mouthpurge - 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"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
7.purge - excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "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"

purge

verb
1. rid, clear, cleanse, strip, empty, void They voted to purge the party of `hostile and anti-party elements`.
2. get rid of, kill, remove, dismiss, axe (informal), expel, wipe out, oust, eradicate, eject, do away with, liquidate, exterminate, sweep out, rout out, wipe from the face of the earth, rid somewhere of They have purged thousands from the upper levels of the civil service. They purged any individuals suspected of loyalty to the king.
3. cleanse, clear, purify, wash, clean out, expiate He lay still, trying to purge his mind of anxiety.
noun
1. removal, elimination, crushing, expulsion, suppression, liquidation, cleanup, witch hunt, eradication, ejection a thorough purge of people associated with the late ruler

purge

verb
1. To free from sin, guilt, or defilement:
2. Law. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt:
Law: acquit.
3. To get rid of, especially by banishment or execution:
4. Medicine. To discharge (wastes or foreign substances) from the body:
noun
The act or process of eliminating:
Translations
تَطْهير، تَنْظيفيُطَهِّر حِزْبا من غَيْر المُخْلِصينيُنَظِّف، يُطَهِّر
čistkaočistaočistitprovést čistku
udrenseudrenselse
puhdistaa
kitisztítástisztogatás
hreinsa tilhreinsa, hvítòvohreinsun
išvalymas
attīrīšanaattīrītiztīrīttīrīšanaveikt tīrīšanu
očistaurobiť čistku
temizlemektemizleyip arındırmaktemizlik

purge

[pɜːdʒ]
A. N (all senses) → purga f, depuración f
B. VT (all senses) → purgar, depurar

purge

[ˈpɜːrdʒ]
vt
[+ organization] → épurer, purger
to purge sth of sb → épurer qch de qn, purger qch de qn
(= remove) [+ person] → évincer, exclure; [+ people] → épurer
to purge sb from sth [+ person] → évincer qn de qch, exclure de qch; [+ people] → épurer qn de qch
They had done their best to purge extremists from the party → Ils s'étaient efforcés d'épurer les extrémistes du parti.
(MEDICINE) [+ drug, substance] → éliminer
to purge sth from sb
It took a long time to purge the drugs from his body → Cela a pris longtemps pour éliminer les drogues qu'il avait accumulées.
n
(MEDICINE)purge f
(POLITICS)purgefépuration f

purge

n
(Med) → (starkes) Abführmittel
(Pol etc) → Säuberung(saktion) f; a purge of all radical elements in the partyeine Säuberung der Partei von allen radikalen Elementen
vtreinigen; bodyentschlacken; guilt, offence, sinbüßen; (Pol etc) party, organizationsäubern (of von); traitor, membereliminieren (from aus); to purge the bowelsden Darm entleeren

purge

[pɜːdʒ]
1. n (gen) (Med) → purga (Pol) → epurazione f, purga
2. vt
a. (Med) → purgare (Pol) to purge (of)epurare (da)
to purge one's sins → espiare i propri peccati
to purge o.s. of sth → liberarsi da qc
b. (Law) (offence, crime) → espiare

purge

(pəːdʒ) verb
1. to make (something) clean by clearing it of everything that is bad, not wanted etc.
2. to rid (a political party etc) of disloyal members.
noun
an act of purging.
purgative (ˈpəːgətiv) noun, adjective
(a medicine) which clears waste matter out of the body.

purge

n. purga, medicamento o catártico;
v. purgar o limpiar; forzar la evacuación de los intestinos por medio de un purgante.

purge

n (ant) purga
References in classic literature ?
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Here, she said to herself had been the scene of her guilt, and here should be the scene of her earthly punishment; and so, perchance, the torture of her daily shame would at length purge her soul, and work out another purity than that which she had lost: more saint-like, because the result of martyrdom.
Or could we break our way By force, and at our heels all Hell should rise With blackest Insurrection, to confound Heav'ns purest Light, yet our great Enemie All incorruptible would on his Throne Sit unpolluted, and th' Ethereal mould Incapable of stain would soon expel Her mischief, and purge off the baser fire Victorious.
wilt thou come with thy fanners to purge the thrashing-floor?
Their next business is from herbs, minerals, gums, oils, shells, salts, juices, seaweed, excrements, barks of trees, serpents, toads, frogs, spiders, dead men's flesh and bones, birds, beasts, and fishes, to form a composition, for smell and taste, the most abominable, nauseous, and detestable, they can possibly contrive, which the stomach immediately rejects with loathing, and this they call a vomit; or else, from the same store-house, with some other poisonous additions, they command us to take in at the orifice above or below (just as the physician then happens to be disposed) a medicine equally annoying and disgustful to the bowels; which, relaxing the belly, drives down all before it; and this they call a purge, or a clyster.
Well," said the curate, "that and the second, third, and fourth parts all stand in need of a little rhubarb to purge their excess of bile, and they must be cleared of all that stuff about the Castle of Fame and other greater affectations, to which end let them be allowed the over-seas term, and, according as they mend, so shall mercy or justice be meted out to them; and in the mean time, gossip, do you keep them in your house and let no one read them.
Three seconds after reading the letter of the honourable Secretary of Marine, I felt that my true vocation, the sole end of my life, was to chase this disturbing monster and purge it from the world.
But the measures by which it was intended to purge the land of heresy, though more than sufficiently vigorous, were entirely unsuccessful.
A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the half- dozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.
Are your senses awake, /Isanusis/--can ye smell blood, can ye purge the land of the wicked ones who compass evil against the king and against their neighbours?
Sometimes he embarrassed his wife, and the only time I saw her put out of countenance was when he insisted on telling me that he had taken a purge, and went into somewhat realistic details on the subject.
Down below where he lived was the ignoble, and he wanted to purge himself of the ignoble that had soiled all his days, and to rise to that sublimated realm where dwelt the upper classes.