An example of purge is getting rid of stuff in a closet which is no longer needed.
Purge the air from a water pipe.
Attempts to purge indecent remarks from company e-mail.
A purge of unwanted files.
Stalin liked to ensure that his purges were not reversible.
An example of purge is all unused email addresses removed from a contact list.
Purge a water pipe of air.
Other Word Forms
Origin of purge
- Middle English purgen from Old French purgier from Latin pūrgāre from pūrus pure peuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition