Associations to the word «Purge»


PURGE, noun. An act of purging.
PURGE, noun. (medicine) An evacuation of the bowels or a vomiting.
PURGE, noun. A cleansing of pipes.
PURGE, noun. A forcible removal of people, for example, from political activity.
PURGE, noun. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
PURGE, verb. (transitive) to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities
PURGE, verb. (transitive) (religion) to free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds
PURGE, verb. (transitive) To remove by cleansing; to wash away.
PURGE, verb. (transitive) (medicine) to void (the bowels); to vomit.
PURGE, verb. (transitive) (medicine) To operate on (somebody) as a cathartic, or in a similar manner.
PURGE, verb. (transitive) (legal) to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation
PURGE, verb. (transitive) To clarify; to clear the dregs from (liquor).
PURGE, verb. (intransitive) To become pure, as by clarification.
PURGE, verb. (intransitive) To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.

Dictionary definition

PURGE, noun. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.
PURGE, noun. An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.
PURGE, noun. An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin".
PURGE, verb. Oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime".
PURGE, verb. Clear of a charge.
PURGE, verb. Make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified".
PURGE, verb. Rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind".
PURGE, verb. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank".
PURGE, verb. 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".
PURGE, verb. Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery