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  1. [noun] the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    Synonyms: purging, purgation

  2. [noun] an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    Synonyms: purging

  3. [verb] oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

  4. [verb] clear of a charge

  5. [verb] make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
    Synonyms: purify, sanctify

  6. [verb] rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"

  7. [verb] rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
    Synonyms: flush, scour

  8. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: vomit, vomit up, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up

  9. [verb] excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"


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