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Etymology

< Middle English purgen < Old French purger < Latin purgare (make pure, cleanse) < purus (clean, pure) + agere (to make, do).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
purge

Plural
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purge ({{{1}}})
  1. An act of purging
  2. (medicine) An evacuation of the bowels or a vomiting.
  3. A cleansing of pipes.
  4. A forcible removal of people from political activity.
    Stalin liked to ensure that his purges were not reversible.

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Verb

Infinitive
to purge

Third person singular
purg

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to purge (third-person singular simple present purg, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to void the bowels; to vomit.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation

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