purge

All Noun Verb
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  • Info In history, religion, and political science, a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, from their team owners, or from society as a whole. more...
  • Those being purged here must have their love set upon the right path.
  • It has been said that he has been purged from the university faculty recently.
  • As a former naval officer, he was also purged from holding any public office.
  • Purging also takes place, the matters brought away being mixed with blood. Cited from The Book of Household Management, by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  • After the end of the war, he was purged from public service.
  • By such treatment the woman herself may be purged while the husband may avoid sin. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • Yet he could not exactly say that he had wholly purged them out of his mind. Cited from Queed, by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Is the cold of the earth's night pleasant to him after the purging fire? Cited from A Dish Of Orts, by George MacDonald
  • He was also noted for his purging of the civil service.
  • During the Great Purge he was sent to a labor camp, where he died.
  • There was so much opposition within his council to this that he ended up purging the council of those opposed.
  • I should fear the establishment of that species of purging which is next to be described. Cited from The Dog, by William Youatt
  • He warned "the day will come when we purge our country of them".
  • These events derived from the political purges that began in the Soviet armed forces.
  • He has encountered things at home and abroad which have purged his very soul. Cited from Getting Together, by Ian Hay
  • When a student is purged, the others forget about him or her.
  • There have been three major "purges" of species since the committee's formation.
  • He also ordered a series of general purges of former government officials, and anyone with an education.
  • Purge is shocked to hear that his wife is having sex with so many other men.
  • If otherwise, the convention can be again purged and the correct result established. Cited from David Lockwin--The People's Idol, by John McGovern
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Meaning of purge

  • noun The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
  • noun An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  • noun An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place
    he died in a purge by Stalin
  • verb Oust politically
    Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime
  • verb Clear of a charge
  • verb Rid of impurities
    purge the water, purge your mind
  • verb Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
    The doctor decided that the patient must be purged