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English noun: purge

1. purge (act) the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge


Synonymspurgation, purging


Broader (hypernym)clearing


Narrower (hyponym)purification

2. purge (act) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements


Synonymspurging


Broader (hypernym)cleaning, cleansing, cleanup


Narrower (hyponym)abreaction, catharsis, catharsis, katharsis, katharsis, purgation

3. purge (act) an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place


SamplesHe died in a purge by Stalin.


Broader (hypernym)removal


English verb: purge

1. purge (social) oust politically


SamplesDeng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)oppress, persecute


Antonymsrehabilitate

2. purge (communication) clear of a charge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

3. purge (change) make pure or free from sin or guilt


SamplesHe left the monastery purified.


Synonymspurify, sanctify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)lustrate, spiritualise, spiritualize

4. purge (change) rid of impurities


SamplesPurge the water.
Purge your mind.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distill, make pure, purify, sublimate

5. purge (change) rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid


SamplesFlush the wound with antibiotics.
Purge the old gas tank.


Synonymsflush, scour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)rinse, rinse off

6. purge (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down

7. purge (body) excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)


SamplesThe doctor decided that the patient must be purged.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Causeempty, evacuate, void









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