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purging

adjective

1 purging

Serving to purge or rid of sin.

synonyms: purgatorial, purifying.




Moby thesaurus: absolution, abstergent, abstersion, acquittal, acquittance, assassination, bloody murder, bowdlerization, bumping-off, catharsis, cathartic, cleaning, cleansing, clearance, clearing, compurgation, deliverance, depurative, destigmatization, destigmatizing ... show more.

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purge

noun

1 purge

The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.

synonyms: purgation, purging.

2 purge

An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.

synonym: purging.

Dutch: purgatie, zuivering

3 purge

An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place.

Polish: czystka

verb

1 purge

Oust politically.

Roget 952: atone, atone for; expiate; propitiate; make amends, make good; reclaim, redeem, repair, ransom, absolve, purge, shrive, do penance, ... show more

2 purge

Clear of a charge.

3 purge

Make pure or free from sin or guilt.

synonyms: purify, sanctify.

Dutch: heiligen

4 purge

Rid of impurities.

5 purge

Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid:
— Purge the old gas tank.

synonyms: flush, scour.

Roget 652: be clean, render clean etc. adj.; clean, cleanse; mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, ... show more

6 purge

Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth:
— He purged continuously.

synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, regorge, regurgitate ... show more.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Dutch: kotsen, spuwen, vomeren, braken, spugen, overgeven, leegstromen

7 purge

Excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body).

Dutch: laxeren, purgeren


Moby thesaurus: BM, abolishment, abolition, absolve, abstergent, abstersion, abstract, account for, acquit, amnesty, annihilate, annihilation, annulment, aperient, assassinate, assassination, bandage, bathe, bereave of life, bleach ... show more.

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