Definitions of purge

  1. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; " After drinking too much, the students vomited"; " He purged continuously"; " The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  2. the act of clearing yourself ( or another) from some stigma or charge
  3. oust politically; " Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
  4. an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  5. excrete or evacuate ( someone's bowels or body); " The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
  6. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; " flush the wound with antibiotics"; " purge the old gas tank"
  7. rid of impurities; " purge the water"; " purge your mind"
  8. make pure or free from sin or guilt; " he left the monastery purified"
  9. clear of a charge
  10. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.
  11. To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
  12. To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
  13. To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
  14. To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
  15. To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
  16. To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
  17. To become pure, as by clarification.
  18. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.
  19. The act of purging.
  20. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
  21. To free from impurities; to clear of guilt; remove or wash away; as, to purge one's sins; to cleanse by the action of a cathartic medicine.
  22. To become pure or clean.
  23. Purger.
  24. 1. To cause a copious evacuation of the bowels. 2. a cathartic remedy.
  25. See Purgative.
  26. To make pure: to carry off whatever is impure or superfluous: to clear from guilt: to evacuate, as the bowels: to clarify, as liquors.
  27. To become pure by clarifying: to have frequent evacuations.
  28. A cathartic medicine.
  29. To cleanse; clear; purify.
  30. To cleanse; purify; clear; clear.
  31. To cleanse the bowels by medicinal action.
  32. A medicine that purges.
  33. A medicine that evacuates the intestines.
  34. To cleanse or purify; to clear from guilt or moral defilement; to clear from accusation; to sweep away impurities; to defecate.
  35. To become pure by clarification; to have frequent evacuations.
  36. To cleanse or clear from impurities; to purify; to clear from guilt or moral defilement; to have frequent loose evacuations from the intestines.
  37. A medicine that causes frequent evacuations of the intestines.

Usage examples for purge

  1. What efficacy is there in His flesh and blood, to purge the conscience from guilt! – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. To purge away the crime appears to him in the light of a duty, whoever may be the criminal. – Euthyphro by Plato
  3. The Irish, according to Everards, used large quantities of snuff " to purge their brains." – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  4. Here too Timoleon landed, resolute in his firm will to purge the isle of tyrants. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  5. Therefore, Khania, purge thy court and amend thy laws, that when I come I may find contentment in the land which now it lacks, and confirm thee in thy government. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  6. If we want better representatives, we must mend our own ways and especially purge ourselves of political cant and national vanity,- which is the food that ward politicians grow fat on. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  7. Like the house in Cromwell's time, they want " Sam Slick's" purge. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  8. When he awoke he introduced himself to me as Miyan Khudabakhsh Namdar, a native of Lahore: he had carried on the trade of a shawl merchant in London and Paris, where he had lived two years, and, after a pilgrimage intended to purge away the sins of civilised lands, he had settled at Cairo. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  9. 3. This consideration is of great use to the inexperienced, in order to purge their hearts from the thick clouds of darkness and error, and to quicken them in prayer; by which, when truly roused and awakened, we discover many great and noble truths that had hitherto been hidden from our eyes. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. Bernays quotes Milton's preface to " Samson Agonistes:" " Tragedy is said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions; that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred by reading or seeing those passions well imitated. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  11. Throw off the incubus of ultra party spirit- think, know and act for yourselves- avoid the paralyzing touch of reckless demagogues and purge our land from political corruption. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  12. Another of the schemes suggested by Mr. Burke was to purge the kingdom of all the troops which had been corrupted from their allegiance by the intrigues growing out of the first meeting of the Notables. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  13. On your side, did you not feel as though you might purge my stains away- if I made you my confessor? – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  14. It is even this, ye do not believe much, and though this be told you, yet ye will not believe it; ye take ways of your own to purge out your corruptions, and it will not do. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  15. We immediately sent our boats to St Mary, where we procured some store of lemons and oranges, being very precious for our sick men to purge them of the scurvy. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  16. In exalted moments she had contemplated simple living as a desirable thing, good to purge one's soul of trivialities. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  17. And one began: Each one has confidence In thy good offices without an oath, Unless the I cannot cut off the I will; Whence I, who speak alone before the others, Pray thee, if ever thou dost see the land That 'twixt Romagna lies and that of Charles, Thou be so courteous to me of thy prayers In Fano, that they pray for me devoutly, That I may purge away my grave offences. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  18. Therefore let him purge himself by ordeal of water. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  19. Purge out the old leaven because ye are unleavened. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren