What does purge mean?

Definitions for purge
pɜrdʒpurge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purge, purging, purgationnoun

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

  2. purge, purgingnoun

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

  3. purgeverb

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

    "he died in a purge by Stalin"

  4. purgeverb

    oust politically

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

  5. purgeverb

    clear of a charge

  6. purify, purge, sanctifyverb

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

  7. purgeverb

    rid of impurities

    "purge the water"; "purge your mind"

  8. flush, scour, purgeverb

    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 upverb

    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. purgeverb

    excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

    "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Wiktionary

  1. purgenoun

    An act of purging

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

  2. purgenoun

    An evacuation of the bowels or a vomiting.

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

  3. purgenoun

    A cleansing of pipes.

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

  4. purgenoun

    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. purgenoun

    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. purgeverb

    to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities

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

  7. purgeverb

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

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

  8. purgeverb

    to void the bowels; to vomit.

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

  9. purgeverb

    to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    to clarify; to defecate, as liquors

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

  4. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    to become pure, as by clarification

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

  9. Purgeverb

    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. Purgeverb

    the act of purging

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

  11. Purgeverb

    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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  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. Marios Hadjikyriacos:

    There isn’t a clear catalyst behind this purge, it seems to be a combination of inflation fears making a comeback and some market participants moving higher along the value spectrum, cutting their exposure to anything with a stretched valuation.

  2. Unknown:

    Total self-esteem requires total and unconditional acceptance of yourself. You are a unique and worthy individual, regardless of your mistakes, defeats and failures, despite what others may think, say or feel about you or your behavior. If you truly accept and love yourself, you won't have a driving need for attention and approval. Self-esteem is a genuine love of self. Stop all adverse value judging of yourself. Stop accepting the adverse value judgments of others. Purge yourself of all condemnation, shame, blame, guilt & remorse.

  3. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy:

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

  4. Roger John:

    Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear-and-guilt producing beliefs from your life. When people believe one thing and do something else, they are inviting misery. If you give yourself the name, play the game. When you believe something you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts. Don't do that to yourself. Live your belief, or let that belief go. If you are not actively living a belief, it's not really your belief, anyway.

  5. Kenneth Chan Ka-lok:

    There will be a lot of intimidation from work places onwards, spreading out to schools, to academia, to the legislative council, government offices and so on, i don't think it's possible to have a political purge in Hong Kong but it might become something that we haven’t experienced before in Hong Kong. They may try to blackmail people, to weaken our determination.

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