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Definition of Purge

Purge

  1. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.
  2. To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
  3. To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
  4. To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
  5. To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
  6. To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
  7. To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
  8. To become pure, as by clarification.
  9. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.
  10. The act of purging.
  11. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.

Purge Quotations

I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.
Richard Dawkins

I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child.
Don Van Vliet

You can't intellectually purge yourself of who you are. Whatever that is, it's going to come out in the wash, the film wash. What you are is going to be relevant, if not to yourself, to the movies you make.
Steven Spielberg

Sometimes I felt as a writer I was purging, and it almost hurt to purge to that level. Now it doesn't feel that way, maybe because I'm older. Maybe life has given me some punches, but it didn't knock me down.
Jill Scott

Sometimes I feel like a Buddhist and I need to chant; sometimes a Baptist and I need to holler and shout; and sometimes I need to be a Catholic and need to purge my sins and confess. It just depends on where I am.
Jill Scott
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Purge Translations

purge in Afrikaans is skoonmaak
purge in Dutch is reinigen, schoonmaken, louteren
purge in Italian is epurazione
purge in Latin is defaeco
purge in Swedish is utrensning, rensa, rena

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