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v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purging - 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
2.purging - 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
Adj.1.purging - serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites"
References in classic literature ?
And so, by the dog of Egypt, we have been unconsciously purging the State, which not long ago we termed luxurious.
Whenever Mrs Deborah had occasion to exert any extraordinary condescension to Mrs Bridget, and by that means had a little soured her natural disposition, it was usual with her to walk forth among these people, in order to refine her temper, by venting, and, as it were, purging off all ill humours; on which account she was by no means a welcome visitant: to say the truth, she was universally dreaded and hated by them all.
Yes, but she is purging off the Honeychurch taint, most excellent Honeychurches, but you know what I mean.
A properly executed purging process can save processors thousands a year in lost production while helping them increase output and avoid scrap.
A new report into the global purging compound market suggests that growth between 2017-2025 will be fuelled by demand from injection moulders looking for ways to streamline the process through efficiencies in scrap removal and carbon cleaning.
For such cases, an ejector is used in which the high pressure air from turbo charger flows through a nozzle and creates necessary suction to facilitate canister purging.
Asaclean, a commercial purging compound for thermoplastic injection molders and extruders, has introduced a UF2 grade purging compound, said to be ideal for blown and cast film extrusion applications, as well as injection molding.
23 September 2016 - US-based purging compounds, release agents and mold maintenance products producer Chem-Trend has acquired the Ultra Purge business from Italian plastics engineering products firm Moulds Plus International to widen its product portfolio for thermoplastics processing operations, the company said.
With the high temperatures and length of time at such temperatures, most weld purging systems are unsuitable.
These HotPurge Inflatable Tube and Pipe Purging Systems can be used repeatedly for weld purging and will keep the oxygen levels below 100 parts per million (ppm) throughout the welding cycle, ensuring oxide and coke free welds, without the metallurgical imperfections caused by exposure to too much oxygen.
Design, set Purging will be compatible on three types of passenger vehicles Eurotunnel.
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