That episode triggered a scandal that led to the purge of the Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai.
Can it, as the yogis propose, purge our toxins and improve our sex lives?
The right-wing military had seized control in 1976 after a period of instability, and decided to purge their enemies.
In another interview, he went further, calling for a grassroots effort to purge Dodd.
If the purge was intended simply to expunge the opposition, then Papen should have been the first to go.
Do you mean to say that you propose to purge yourself again?
"That'll purge me," he urged as an objection to all reasoning.
It will purge the impurities from your blood, and, in another day, your appetite will be exceedingly strong.
"To-day I will make my confession and purge myself of every sin," I thought to myself.
Attorney Erwin said that the perjury charge could purge the defendants in the case of contempt.
c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
1560s, "that which purges," from purge (v.). Meaning "a purgative, an act of purging" is from 1590s. Political sense from 1730. Earliest sense in English was the now-obsolete one "examination in a legal court" (mid-15c.).
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
To cause evacuation of the bowels. n.
The act or process of purging.
Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.