What does purge mean?

Definitions for purge
pɜrdʒpurge

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purge.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purge, purging, purgation(noun)

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

  2. purge, purging(noun)

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

  3. purge(verb)

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

    "he died in a purge by Stalin"

  4. purge(verb)

    oust politically

    "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

  5. purge(verb)

    clear of a charge

  6. purify, purge, sanctify(verb)

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

  7. purge(verb)

    rid of impurities

    "purge the water"; "purge your mind"

  8. flush, scour, purge(verb)

    rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

    "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

  9. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    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"

  10. purge(verb)

    excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

    "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Wiktionary

  1. purge(Noun)

    An act of purging

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  2. purge(Noun)

    An evacuation of the bowels or a vomiting.

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  3. purge(Noun)

    A cleansing of pipes.

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  4. purge(Noun)

    A forcible removal of people from political activity.

    Stalin liked to ensure that his purges were not reversible.

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  5. purge(Noun)

    That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.

    Arbuthnot.

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  6. purge(Verb)

    to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  7. purge(Verb)

    to free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  8. purge(Verb)

    to void the bowels; to vomit.

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

  9. purge(Verb)

    to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation

    Etymology: From purgen, from purger, from Latin purgare, from purus + agere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purge(verb)

    to cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  2. Purge(verb)

    to operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  3. Purge(verb)

    to clarify; to defecate, as liquors

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  4. Purge(verb)

    to clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  5. Purge(verb)

    to clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  6. Purge(verb)

    to clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  7. Purge(verb)

    to remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  8. Purge(verb)

    to become pure, as by clarification

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  9. Purge(verb)

    to have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  10. Purge(verb)

    the act of purging

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

  11. Purge(verb)

    that which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic

    Etymology: [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See Pure, and Agent.]

Freebase

  1. Purge

    In history, religion, and political science, a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, from their team owners, or from society as a whole. Purges can be peaceful or violent; many will end with the imprisonment or exile of those purged, but in some cases they will simply be removed from office. Restoring people who have been purged is known as rehabilitation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purge

    purj, v.t. to make pure: to carry off whatever is impure or superfluous: to clear from guilt or from accusation: to evacuate, as the bowels: to trim, dress, prune: to clarify, as liquors.—v.i. to become pure by clarifying: to have frequent evacuations.—n. act of purging: a medicine that purges.—n. Purgā′tion, a purging: a clearing away of impurities: (law) the act of clearing from suspicion or imputation of guilt, a cleansing.—adj. Pur′gative, cleansing: having the power of evacuating the intestines.—n. a medicine that evacuates.—adv. Pur′gatively.—adjs. Purgatō′rial, Purgatō′rian, pertaining to purgatory; Pur′gatory, purging or cleansing: expiatory.—n. (R.C.) a place or state in which souls are after death purified from venial sins: any kind or state of suffering for a time.—ns. Pur′ger, a person or thing that purges; Pur′ging, act of cleansing or clearing. [Fr. purger—L. purgāre, -ātumpurus, pure, agĕre, to do.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of purge in a Sentence

  1. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy:

    The death penalty has become the favorite tool for the Egyptian authorities to purge the political opposition.

  2. Omar Rivera:

    This is a step toward the restructuring and purge needed to have a clean police force, unassociated in any way with organized crime.

  3. Pearson Cross:

    This election has not been about Bill Cassidy, this election has been about the negative press that the President has gotten and the ability of Bill Cassidy to tie Barack Obama and( Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid to Mary Landrieu. In this final act Saturday, the Louisiana race will test the limits of the vaunted Mary Landrieu turnout operation, particularly in Orleans Parish, which has been the family stronghold for generations. After Hurricane Katrina, Mary Landrieu operatives were vigilant about maintaining their voter data — scrubbing their voter files to make sure addresses and phone numbers were up to date after each purge of voters who had moved out of state by the Secretary of State's office. Landrieu's campaign also partnered with the Democratic Party to register scores of new voters across the state this year, focusing particularly on ushering new black voters into the party. In Saturday's election, it is hard to underestimate the importance of Landrieu's turnout operation in Orleans Parish, which encompasses the city of New Orleans.

  4. Wang Jiangyu:

    China might need to restrict the market access of American companies. But to purge American companies that are already operating in China might be a very bad idea. Those companies generate jobs and revenue for China. Most Apple products are made in China, to do something to harm American firms that are already operating in China would be very stupid.

  5. Proverb:

    Doctors purge the body, ministers the conscience, lawyers the purse.

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