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Noun
An abrupt or violent removal or elimination of a group of people or things
“The irony is that the plotters precipitated a furious purge of dissidents in the military and may have prolonged the war.”
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The act of dismissing a group of people from a position, role or place
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“The current audit is likely to result in the purge of at least some serving officers who have been deemed abusive.”
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An act of cleaning through purging, sometimes figuratively
“Should she return, there must be a purge of the filth that has rifted her soul.”
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A medicine or treatment that evacuates the intestines or bowels
“After the acute phase, the patient would have to ingest a purge and cooked donkey milk.”
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Refuse
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The act or process of purifying
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Indiscriminate killing or slaughter, a massacre
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Drench or dose
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Matter vomited from the stomach
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A person's initiation into a particular activity or role, typically one perceived as difficult
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To remove or get rid of (completely)
“After you identify these inactive profiles, you can purge them from the system.”
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To empty a place or container
“A small amount of propellant may be put in to purge the container of air before the valve is fastened into place.”
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To dismiss from a position or role, especially en masse
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“The new government decided to purge officials from public life on the basis of their secret police files.”
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To expel from a place, especially en masse
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“It is much easier to repel foreign invaders at your own shores than to purge them from the country once they have established themselves throughout the land.”
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To purify or cleanse, literally, figuratively or 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.”
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To free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds
“In each town, they stopped to whip themselves in a violent public ritual in order to purge themselves of their sins.”
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To edit out incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable content from a publication
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To eject matter from the stomach through the mouth
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To completely remove or get rid of
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Clean, polish thoroughly
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To make clean and hygienic
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To erase, revoke or strike out
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Express remorse, regret
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To throw or give off (gas, light, etc.)
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To kill or cause the death of
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