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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 email.
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 ?
Crupp with particular directions to leave the windows open, that my sitting-room might be aired, and purged of his presence.
The homes of the Military and Artisan classes were inspected in a course of visitations extending through upwards of a year; and during that period every town, village, and hamlet was systematically purged of that excess of the lower orders which had been brought about by the neglect to pay the tribute of Criminals to the Schools and University, and by the violation of the other natural Laws of the Constitution of Flatland.
His mind and his soul had been purged by sorrow and remorse.
All the feuds of countless generations, all the hatreds and cruelties of their narrow history, all the memories of ill-usage and persecution were to be purged that day.
van der Luyden looked about the room with what would have been self-satisfaction on features less purged of the vulgar passions.
I had purged my known offences by imprisonment, whereas Raffles was merely supposed to have escaped punishment in death.
I blessed my specialist, I blessed Squire Rattray, I blessed the very villains who had brought us within each other's ken; and nowhere was my thanksgiving more fervent than in the deep cleft threaded by the beck; for here the shrewd yet gentle wind passed completely overhead, and the silence was purged of oppression by the ceaseless symphony of clear water running over clean stones.
His native Cockney freedom flowed too generously for him to think of that, and surely the Asiatic fleets had purged all such trivial differences.
Some of them were sabered and the Kremlin was purged of their presence.
He had all the seeming of having been purged by fire.
Of these editions that of Messrs Allen and Sikes is by far the best: not only is the text purged of the load of conjectures for which the frequent obscurities of the Hymns offer a special opening, but the Introduction and the Notes throughout are of the highest value.
The Meno goes back to a former state of existence, in which men did and suffered good and evil, and received the reward or punishment of them until their sin was purged away and they were allowed to return to earth.