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Meaning & Definition of Purge in English

English

Purge

/pərʤ/

noun

1. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

    synonym:
  • purge
  • ,
  • purging
  • ,
  • purgation

2. An act of removing by cleansing

  • Ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    synonym:
  • purge
  • ,
  • purging

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

  • "He died in a purge by stalin"
    synonym:
  • purge

verb

1. Oust politically

  • "Deng xiao ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
    synonym:
  • purge

2. Clear of a charge

    synonym:
  • purge

3. Make pure or free from sin or guilt

  • "He left the monastery purified"
    synonym:
  • purify
  • ,
  • purge
  • ,
  • sanctify

4. Rid of impurities

  • "Purge the water"
  • "Purge your mind"
    synonym:
  • purge

5. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

  • "Flush the wound with antibiotics"
  • "Purge the old gas tank"
    synonym:
  • flush
  • ,
  • scour
  • ,
  • purge

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • vomit
  • ,
  • vomit up
  • ,
  • purge
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • be sick
  • ,
  • disgorge
  • ,
  • regorge
  • ,
  • retch
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • barf
  • ,
  • spew
  • ,
  • spue
  • ,
  • chuck
  • ,
  • upchuck
  • ,
  • honk
  • ,
  • regurgitate
  • ,
  • throw up

7. Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

  • "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
    synonym:
  • purge