verb (used with object), purged, purg·ing.
- to drive off (undesirable gases) from a furnace or stove.
- to free (a furnace or stove) of undesirable gases.
verb (used without object), purged, purg·ing.
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Origin of purge
OTHER WORDS FROM purgepurge·a·ble, adjectivepurger, nounun·purge·a·ble, adjectiveun·purged, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for purge
Elsewhere there was talk of a “woke purge” and of management succumbing to a “mob.”New York Times bails on intent-neutral standard when discussing epithets|Erik Wemple|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
On Election Day in 2018, along with voting purges and rejected absentee ballots, long lines and malfunctioning machines were common.
Binge eating and purging does the same for someone with bulimia.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was something profoundly purging about finally grappling with it by putting it into words.
Al-Zarqawi believed in the importance of purging apostates – something his follower clearly endorses.
Not surprisingly, this pattern of paranoia-and-purging often comes at times of social instability.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So was it simply the reports of the purging of the uncle which persuaded them to change their minds?
The extreme relaxation of the bowels from the sudden change, frequently produces excessive purging.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
These three cleansed that language into literature, by purging 94 it of the old Gallic chaos and clumsiness of form.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
When either of the first two causes has given rise to purging, a moderate allowance of good hay will gradually stop it.
Many plans have been resorted to, but none are found to suit so well as that of bleeding and purging.
Violent purging soon terminates the disease, death being generally preceded by the evacuation of a quantity of blackish matter.
British Dictionary definitions for purge
- to empty (the bowels) by evacuation of faeces
- to cause (a person) to evacuate his bowels
- to clear (a person) of a charge
- to free (oneself) of guilt, as by atonementto purge contempt