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  • noun
    An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people. (the savagery of the government's political purges)
    A laxative. (in this plant was a milky substance which was a drastic purge)
    Rid (someone or something) of an unwanted quality, condition, or feeling. (Bob had helped purge Martha of the terrible guilt that had haunted her)
    Remove (a group of people considered undesirable) from an organization or place in an abrupt or violent way. (he purged all but 26 of the central committee members)
    Physically remove or expel (something) completely. (a substance designed to purge impurities from the body)
    Atone for or wipe out (contempt of court) (he has a right to apply to the court to purge his contempt)


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