purge

  • 1 purge — [ pyrʒ ] n. f. • 1538; « justification » XIVe; de purger 1 ♦ Action de purger; remède purgatif. ⇒ purgation. Prendre une purge. 2 ♦ (1752) Vx Désinfection. ♢ (1860) Mod. Techn. Nettoyage des fils textiles (qu on débarrasse de …

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  • 2 purge — [pɜːdʒ ǁ pɜːrdʒ] verb [transitive] to get rid of information that is no longer needed, especially when combining lists of information * * * Ⅰ. purge UK US /pɜːdʒ/ verb [T] ► to remove people from an organization because you do not want them:… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 purge — / pərj/ vt purged, purg·ing 1: to clear (as oneself or another) of guilt purged himself of contempt 2: to become no longer guilty of purge the contempt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Mer …

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  • 5 Purge — Purge, n. [Cf. F. purge. See {Purge}, v. t.] 1. The act of purging. [1913 Webster] The preparative for the purge of paganism of the kingdom of Northumberland. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the… …

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  • 6 purgé — purgé, ée (pur jé, jée) part. passé de purger. 1°   Débarrassé de ce qui est grossier. Des métaux purgés par le feu.    Fig. •   Purgée, par ses désastres, des restes de l idolâtrie, elle [Rome] ne subsiste plus que par le christianisme qu elle… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 Purge — Purge, v. i. 1. To become pure, as by clarification. [1913 Webster] 2. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 purge — [n] elimination, removal abolition, abstersion, catharsis, clarification, cleaning, cleanup, coup, crushing, disposal, disposition, ejection, eradication, evacuation, excretion,expulsion, expurgation, extermination, extirpation, liquidation,… …

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  • 9 purge —   [engl.], löschen …

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  • 10 purge — épurge …

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  • 11 purge — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. purgier (12c.), from L. purgare cleanse, purify, from Old L. purigare, from purus pure (see PURE (Cf. pure)) + root of agere to drive, make (see ACT (Cf. act)). The noun is recorded from 1560s …

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  • 12 purge — vb *rid, clear, unburden, disabuse Analogous words: cleanse, *clean: eliminate, *exclude, debar, shut out, rule out: *eject, oust, dismiss, expel: expunge, *erase, efface, delete …

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  • 13 purgé — Purgé, [purg]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 14 purge — ► VERB 1) rid (someone or something) of people or things considered undesirable or harmful. 2) evacuate one s bowels, especially as a result of taking a laxative. 3) Law atone for or wipe out (contempt of court). ► NOUN 1) an act of purging. 2)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 purge — [pʉrj] vt. purged, purging [ME purgen < OFr purgier < L purgare, to cleanse < purus, clean (see PURE) + agere, to do: see ACT1] 1. to cleanse or rid of impurities, foreign matter, or undesirable elements 2. to cleanse of guilt, sin, or… …

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  • 16 Purge — In history and political science, to purge is to remove people considered by the group in power to be undesirable from a government, political party, a profession, or from community or society as a whole, often by violent means. Restoration of… …

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  • 17 purge — purge1 [pə:dʒ US pə:rdʒ] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: purgier, from Latin purgare to make pure , from purus; PURE] 1.) [T] to force people to leave a place or organization because the people in power do not like them purge sth of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 purge — I UK [pɜː(r)dʒ] / US [pɜrdʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms purge : present tense I/you/we/they purge he/she/it purges present participle purging past tense purged past participle purged 1) to remove people suddenly or violently from an… …

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  • 19 purge — purge1 [ pɜrdʒ ] verb transitive 1. ) to remove people suddenly or violently from an organization, group, etc.: purge something of someone: an effort to purge the state government of corrupt officials purge someone from something: purging large… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 purge — I n. 1) to carry out, conduct a purge 2) a radical, sweeping purge II v. 1)(D; tr.) ( to remove ) to purge from (all dissidents were purged from the party) 2) (D; tr.) ( to cleanse ) to purge of (the party was purged of all disloyal elements) * * …

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