Purge is defined as to cleanse or clear of unwanted people or things.(verb)
An example of purge is getting rid of stuff in a closet which is no longer needed.
Purge means the act of cleansing or clearing.(noun)
An example of purge is all unused email addresses removed from a contact list.
See purge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME purgen < OFr purgier < L purgare, to cleanse < purus, clean (see pure) + agere, to do: see act
See purge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb purged purged, purg·ing, purg·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English purgen
Origin: , from Old French purgier
Origin: , from Latin pūrgāre
Origin: , from pūrus, pure; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.
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