|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|
|Related terms:||clearing purification|
|3.||[ verb ] (chemistry) rid of impurities|
"purge the water" "purge your mind"
|4.||[ verb ] (criminal law) clear of a charge|
|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|
"flush the wound with antibiotics" "purge the old gas tank"
|8.||[ verb ] declare holy or pure or free from sin|
"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|
|Related terms:||cleaning catharsis colonic catharsis|