verb (used with object), purged, purging.
to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify.
to rid, clear, or free (usually followed by of or from):
to purge a political party of disloyal members.
to clear of imputed guilt or ritual uncleanliness.
to clear away or wipe out legally (an offense, accusation, etc.) by atonement or other suitable action.
to remove by cleansing or purifying (often followed by away, off, or out).
to clear or empty (the bowels) by causing evacuation.
to cause evacuation of the bowels of (a person).
to put to death or otherwise eliminate (undesirable or unwanted members) from a political organization, government, nation, etc.
verb (used without object), purged, purging.
to become cleansed or purified.
to undergo or cause purging of the bowels.
the act or process of purging.
the removal or elimination of members of a political organization, government, nation, etc., who are considered disloyal or otherwise undesirable.
something that purges, as a medicine or dose.
(transitive) to rid (something) of (impure or undesirable elements)
(transitive) to rid (a state, political party, etc) of (dissident or troublesome people)
(intransitive) to be cleansed or purified
the act or process of purging
the elimination of opponents or dissidents from a state, political party, etc
a purgative drug or agent; cathartic
c.1300, “clear of a charge or suspicion;” late 14c., “cleanse, clear, purify,” from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier “wash, clean; refine, purify” morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare “cleanse, make clean; purify,” especially of the body, “free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away,” figuratively “refute, justify, vindicate” (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus “pure” (see pure) + root of agere “to drive, make” (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
1560s, “that which purges,” from purge (v.). Meaning “a purgative, an act of purging” is from 1590s. Political sense from 1730. Earliest sense in English was the now-obsolete one “examination in a legal court” (mid-15c.).
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
To cause evacuation of the bowels. n.
noun 1. .
[poo r-ee] /ˈpʊər i/ noun, plural puris. 1. . [poo r-ee, poo-ree] /ˈpʊər i, pʊˈri/ noun 1. a seaport in E Orissa, in E India, on the Bay of Bengal: temple of Krishna; Hindu pilgrimage center. [poo r-ee] /ˈpʊər i/ noun, plural pooris. 1. a light, round, unleavened wheat bread of India, usually deep-fried. /ˈpʊəriː; […]
- Purification of the virgin mary
noun (Christianity) the Purification of the Virgin Mary 1. the presentation of Jesus in the Temple after the completion of Mary’s purification (Luke 2:22) 2. Also called Candlemas. the feast commemorating this (Feb 2)
[pyoo r-uh-fahy] /ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), purified, purifying. 1. to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals. 2. to free from foreign, extraneous, or objectionable elements: to purify a language. 3. to free from guilt or evil. 4. to clear or purge (usually followed by of […]