1. [ verb ] (politics) oust politically

"Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

Related terms: rehabilitate persecute
2. [ noun ] the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
Synonyms: purgation purging
Related terms: clearing purification
3. [ verb ] (chemistry) rid of impurities

"purge the water" "purge your mind"

Related terms: purify
4. [ verb ] (criminal law) clear of a charge
Related terms: acquit
5. [ verb ] excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

"The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Related terms: treat evacuate
6. [ verb ] eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Synonyms: throw_up retch vomit disgorge cat sick upchuck regorge barf puke spew regurgitate spue chuck be_sick honk cast vomit_up

"After drinking too much, the students vomited" "He purged continuously" "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Related terms: keep_down excrete gag vomit spewer heave vomit emetic
7. [ verb ] rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
Synonyms: scour flush

"flush the wound with antibiotics" "purge the old gas tank"

Related terms: rinse
8. [ verb ] declare holy or pure or free from sin
Synonyms: purify sanctify

"he left the monastery purified"

Related terms: change declare spiritualize lustrate sanctification purgation
9. [ noun ] an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
Synonyms: purging purgation
Related terms: cleaning catharsis colonic catharsis
Similar spelling:   purse