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An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people
“The current audit is likely to result in the purge of at least some serving officers and NCOs who have tolerated abuse.”
That which purges
“The doctor tried to reduce his fever by inducing diarrhea with a purgative.”
Rid of; clean out
“The KMT actually began fragmenting in the late 1980s when Lee, upon taking control of the party, proceeded to systematically purge mainlanders from the senior ranks.”
To free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially
“If we are not free when we act from desire, it seems that the only possible path to freedom is to purge oneself of all desires.”
To clean thoroughly
“Notice the states they represent and then tell me that the key to victory is to purge these people in favor of more liberal candidates.”
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