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Definition of purge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they purge
    he / she / it purges
    past simple purged
    -ing form purging
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  1. 1to remove people from an organization, often violently, because their opinions or activities are unacceptable to the people in power purge something (of somebody) His first act as leader was to purge the party of extremists. purge somebody (from something) He purged extremists from the party.
  2. 2(formal) to make yourself/someone or something pure, healthy, or clean by getting rid of bad thoughts or feelings purge yourself/somebody/something (of something) We need to purge our sport of racism. purge something (from something) Nothing could purge the guilt from her mind.
  3. 3to get rid of something from the body a diet to purge the body of toxins
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