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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  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. Chris Hayes:

    Trump has every reason to believe Barr will use his new powers to aid the Presidents anti-deep state propaganda efforts, trump giving Barr unilateral authority over classification is just a huge deal in the world of Intelligence agencies. Barr will be able to override other agencies independent classification determinations. And the goal of all this here seems pretty clear. Its basically to give Sean Hannity material for his television show. So the plan, as it appears now, is essentially a kind of purge of the ideologically suspect members of the intelligence apparatus.

  2. 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.

  3. Lauren Groh-Wargo:

    The Court today declined to issue an injunction on the purge, but expressed that it has a 'serious concern that there needs to be an immediate and accurate interpretation by the state court of HB 316', we share this concern and are exploring additional legal options.

  4. Proverb:

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

  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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