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Definition 1: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for purge in the sense of this definition

(purge is a kind of ...) the act of making something clean

"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

(... is a kind of purge ) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

(... is a kind of purge ) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

Definition 2: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for purge in the sense of this definition

(purge is a kind of ...) the act of freeing from suspicion

(... is a kind of purge ) the act of purging of sin or guilt; moral or spiritual cleansing

"purification through repentance"

Definition 3: an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place - [noun denoting act]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he died in a purge by Stalin

(purge is a kind of ...) dismissal from office

Definition 4: excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body) - [verb of body]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The doctor decided that the patient must be purged

(purge is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

(purge causes ...) excrete or discharge from the body

Definition 5: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Synonyms for purge in the sense of this definition

(purge is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

Definition 6: rid of impurities - [verb of change]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • purge the water
  • purge your mind

(purge is a kind of ...) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

"purify the water"

Definition 7: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flush the wound with antibiotics
  • purge the old gas tank

Synonyms for purge in the sense of this definition

(purge is a kind of ...) wash off soap or remaining dirt

Definition 8: make pure or free from sin or guilt - [verb of change]

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he left the monastery purified

Synonyms for purge in the sense of this definition

(purge is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of purge ) purify from the corrupting influences of the world

"During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"

(... is a kind of purge ) purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials

Definition 9: clear of a charge - [verb of communication]

(purge is a kind of ...) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

Samples where purge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime

(purge is a kind of ...) cause to suffer

"Some religious groups are persecuted in some countries"

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