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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 purge /ˈpɝʤ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 purge /ˈpɝʤ/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Purge, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"