Dictionary Results for purge


1. purge - noun

· the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

Synonym(s): purging, purgation

Hypernym(s): clearing




2. purge - noun

· an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

Synonym(s): purging

Hypernym(s): cleaning, cleansing, cleanup




3. purge - noun

· an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin"

Hypernym(s): removal




4. purge - verb

· oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

Hypernym(s): persecute, oppress

Antonym(s): rehabilitate




5. purge - verb

· clear of a charge

Hypernym(s): acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate




6. purge - verb

· make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"

Synonym(s): purify, sanctify

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




7. purge - verb

· rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"

Hypernym(s): purify, sublimate, make_pure, distill




8. purge - verb

· rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

Synonym(s): flush, scour

Hypernym(s): rinse, rinse_off




9. purge - verb

· eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Synonym(s): vomit, vomit_up, cast, sick, cat, be_sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw_up

Hypernym(s): excrete, egest, eliminate, pass




10. purge - verb

· excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

Hypernym(s): treat, care_for





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