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Dictionary definition for: Purge

1. (n) the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

2. (v) oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

3. (n) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

4. (v) clear of a charge

5. (v) make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"

6. (v) rid of impurities; "purge the water" "purge your mind"

7. (v) rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics" "purge the old gas tank"

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) excrete or evacuate (someone''s bowels or body) "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

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