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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purge  \Purge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  pure,  as  by  clarification. 
  2.  To  have  or  produce  frequent  evacuations  from  the 
  intestines,  as  by  means  of  a  cathartic. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purge  \Purge\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  purge.  See  {Purge},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  purging. 
  The  preparative  for  the  purge  of  paganism  of  the 
  kingdom  of  Northumberland.  --Fuller. 
  2.  That  which  purges;  especially,  a  medicine  that  evacuates 
  the  intestines;  a  cathartic.  --Arbuthnot. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purge  \Purge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Purged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Purging}.]  [F.  purger,  L.  purgare  purus  pure  +  agere  to 
  make  to  do  See  {Pure},  and  {Agent}.] 
  1.  To  cleanse,  clear,  or  purify  by  separating  and  carrying 
  off  whatever  is  impure,  heterogeneous,  foreign,  or 
  superfluous.  ``Till  fire  purge  all  things  new.''  --Milton. 
  2.  (Med.)  To  operate  on  as  or  by  means  of  a  cathartic 
  medicine,  or  in  a  similar  manner. 
  3.  To  clarify;  to  defecate,  as  liquors. 
  4.  To  clear  of  sediment,  as  a  boiler,  or  of  air,  as  a  steam 
  pipe,  by  driving  off  or  permitting  escape. 
  5.  To  clear  from  guilt,  or  from  moral  or  ceremonial 
  defilement;  as  to  purge  one  of  guilt  or  crime. 
  When  that  he  hath  purged  you  from  sin.  --Chaucer. 
  Purge  me  with  hyssop,  and  I  shall  be  clean.  --Ps. 
  li  7. 
  6.  (Law)  To  clear  from  accusation,  or  the  charge  of  a  crime 
  or  misdemeanor,  as  by  oath  or  in  ordeal. 
  7.  To  remove  in  cleansing;  to  deterge;  to  wash  away  --  often 
  followed  by  away 
  Purge  away  our  sins,  for  thy  name's  sake.  --Ps. 
  lxxix.  9. 
  We  'll  join  our  cares  to  purge  away  Our  country's 
  crimes.  --Addison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  clearing  yourself  (or  another)  from  some  stigma 
  or  charge  [syn:  {purging},  {purgation}] 
  2:  an  act  of  removing  by  cleansing;  ridding  of  sediment  or 
  other  other  undesired  elements  [syn:  {purging},  {purgation}] 
  v  1:  oust  politically;  "Deng  Xiao  Ping  was  purged  several  times 
  throughout  his  lifetime"  [ant:  {rehabilitate}] 
  2:  clear  of  a  charge 
  3:  rid  of  impurities;  "purge  your  mind" 
  4:  cause  to  excrete  or  evacuate,  as  of  the  bowels 

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