What does purging mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purge, purgingnoun

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

  2. purge, purging, purgationadjective

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

  3. purgatorial, purging, purifyingadjective

    serving to purge or rid of sin

    "purgatorial rites"


  1. purging

    A purge is the forcible removal of undesirable people from political activity, etc.


  1. purging

    Purging is the act of removing or eliminating something, often unwanted or undesirable, from a system, place, or context. It can take various forms such as the expulsion of waste or toxins from the body, deletion of unwanted data from a database, cleansing of impurities from a physical structure, or even the removal of individuals from an organization or institution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purging

    of Purge

  2. Purgingadjective

    that purges; cleansing

  3. Purgingnoun

    the act of cleansing; excessive evacuations; especially, diarrhea

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purging in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of purging in a Sentence

  1. Max Lerner:

    The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.

  2. Matthew Bryza:

    There is nothing the U.S. government can do to dissuade President Erdogan from purging the Turkish military and judiciary from people he views as a threat, president Erdogan will simply do this, period. He views such measures as both a matter of survival and then as a means to significantly greater power.

  3. Maryam Rajavi:

    Khamenei took steps to consolidate the regime and maximize repression by purging presidential candidates who had participated in all of the regime’s crimes over the past 40 years. This is a clear sign of the regime’s crisis of overthrow and the final phase of the religious, terrorist dictatorship.

  4. Mat Staver:

    There is no question there is a purging underway, the dissenters in the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage warned us this would happen.

  5. Richard Spencer:

    There is a great purge going on and they are purging people on the basis of their views.

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