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purge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word purge

(noun) the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
Synonyms : purgation , purging

(noun) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
Synonyms : purging

(noun) an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place
Example Sentence
  • he died in a purge by Stalin

(verb) oust politically
Example Sentence
  • Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime

(verb) clear of a charge
(verb) make pure or free from sin or guilt
Synonyms : purify , sanctify
Example Sentence
  • he left the monastery purified

(verb) rid of impurities
Example Sentence
  • purge the water
  • purge your mind

(verb) rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
Synonyms : flush , scour
Example Sentence
  • flush the wound with antibiotics
  • purge the old gas tank

(verb) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Example Sentence
  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

(verb) excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
Example Sentence
  • The doctor decided that the patient must be purged

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for purge

its the opposite of 'merge', merge means to mix something into another and purge means get rid of something.
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remove 'g'.. pure.. implies purge is to making it pure, clean
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by namaskar

Purge :- Pee if ur URGEnt and get rid of unwanted
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by nsajan

PURSE- things fall from purse daily
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by userdce

purge===urge to get purified
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by ramyameruva

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