purge /ˈpɝʤ/ 動詞
Purge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purged p. pr. & vb. n. Purging ]
1. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous. “Till fire purge all things new.”
2. Med. To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
3. To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
4. To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
5. To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
When that he hath purged you from sin. --Chaucer.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. --Ps. li. 7.
6. Law To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
7. To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
Purge away our sins, for thy name's sake. --Ps. lxxix. 9.
We 'll join our cares to purge away
Our country's crimes. --Addison.
Purge, v. i.
1. To become pure, as by clarification.
2. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.
1. The act of purging.
The preparative for the purge of paganism of the kingdom of Northumberland. --Fuller.
2. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
n 1: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma
or charge [syn: purging, purgation]
2: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or
other undesired elements [syn: purging]
v 1: oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times
throughout his lifetime" [ant: rehabilitate]
2: clear of a charge
3: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery
purified" [syn: purify, sanctify]
4: rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
5: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with
antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: flush, scour]
6: 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" [syn: vomit, vomit up, cast, sick,
cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke,
barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate,
throw up] [ant: keep down]
7: excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor
decided that the patient must be purged"