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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)

 Pur·ging a. That purges; cleansing.
 Purging flax Bot., an annual European plant of the genus Linum (Linum catharticum); dwarf wild flax; -- so called from its use as a cathartic medicine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·ging, n. Med. The act of cleansing; excessive evacuations; especially, diarrhea.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites" [syn: purgatorial,
      n 1: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or
           other undesired elements [syn: purge]
      2: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma
         or charge [syn: purge, purgation]