Synonyms for purge

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : purj
Phonetic Transcription : pɜrdʒ

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Définition of purge

Origin :
  • c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
  • noun elimination, removal
  • verb rid of; clean out
Example sentences :
  • He did his part to purge the veins of men of the subtle poisons which dwarf them.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • Why, my Masters, it can not as much as purge its own channels.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • To purge away the crime appears to him in the light of a duty, whoever may be the criminal.
  • Extract from : « Euthyphro » by Plato
  • He had been a month in Nantes, sent thither to purge the body politic.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I dyd it but onely to subdue my flesshe, and to purge my reynes.
  • Extract from : « Shakespeare Jest-Books; » by Unknown
  • He owed it to his own safety to purge the palace of such as might be there.
  • Extract from : « Rabbi and Priest » by Milton Goldsmith
  • There is a second version extant in Pills to Purge Melancholy.
  • Extract from : « A History of Nursery Rhymes » by Percy B. Green
  • Flagellation for thirty-three and a half days was held to purge from all sin.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • "That'll purge me," he urged as an objection to all reasoning.
  • Extract from : « Madame Bovary » by Gustave Flaubert
  • In the Philippines the decoction of the leaves is given as a purge.
  • Extract from : « The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines » by T. H. Pardo de Tavera

Antonyms for purge

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