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purge

purge

 
pronunciation:
puhrj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: purged, purges, purging
definition 1: to rid of anything impure or unwanted.
synonyms:
cleanse, clear, expurgate, purify
similar words:
clarify, decontaminate, deterge, flush, rarefy, refine, rid, sanitize
definition 2: to free or rid (usu. fol. by of or from).
The mechanic purged the engine of excess fuel.
synonyms:
clear, rid
similar words:
cleanse, divest, empty, expurgate, purify, remove
definition 3: to clear of sin or guilt.
synonyms:
cleanse, purify, sanctify, wash
antonyms:
corrupt
similar words:
absolve, acquit, chasten, clear, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, forgive, pardon, vindicate
definition 4: to make atonement for.
synonyms:
atone, expiate
similar words:
compensate, make amends, remunerate, repent
definition 5: to kill or expel (members of a party, government, organization, or the like) so as to rid a society of those considered to be undesirable.
synonyms:
displace, eject, expel, oust
similar words:
banish, blackball, depose, dethrone, dismiss, drum out, eliminate, liquidate, ostracize, overthrow, remove, supplant, unseat, weed
definition 6: to cause (the bowels) to empty, as with a purgative.
synonyms:
evacuate, void
similar words:
discharge, empty, excrete, shit
definition 7: to cause the bowels of (a person) to empty.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become purged.
synonyms:
purify
similar words:
clarify, clean, clear, flush, rarefy
definition 2: to cause or undergo purging of the bowels.
synonyms:
defecate, evacuate
similar words:
shit
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of purging.
synonyms:
catharsis, cleansing, purgation, purification
similar words:
ablution, evacuation, expurgation
definition 2: the political act of killing or expelling those who are considered to be a threat to an existing power.
synonyms:
banishment, ejection, expulsion, ouster, removal
similar words:
deposition, dismissal, excommunication, overthrow
definition 3: that which purges, esp. a purgative drug.
synonyms:
cathartic, diuretic, laxative, purgative
similar words:
aperient, enema, physic, salt
derivations: purgeable (adj.), purger (n.)
Word Parts
The word purge contains the following part:
purg Latin root that means clean
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