(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): purgation, purging

Definition categories: act, clearing

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

Similar word(s): purging

Definition categories: act, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

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

- he died in a purge by Stalin

Definition categories: act, removal

Sentences with purge as a noun:

- Stalin liked to ensure that his purges were not reversible.


1. oust politically

- Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime

Definition categories: social, oppress, persecute

2. clear of a charge

Definition categories: communication, acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

3. make pure or free from sin or guilt

Similar word(s): purify, sanctify

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

4. rid of impurities

- purge the water

- purge your mind

Definition categories: change, distill, purify, sublimate

5. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

- purge the old gas tank

Similar word(s): flush, scour

Definition categories: change, rinse

6. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

- He purged continuously

Similar word(s): barf, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, upchuck, vomit

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

7. excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

- The doctor decided that the patient must be purged

Definition categories: body, treat