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English definition of “purge”


verb [T]  /pɜrdʒ/ us  

purge verb [T] (RID)

to rid a group or organization of unwanted people: They purged the senior ranks of the department by offering them generous retirement packages.

purge verb [T] (REMOVE)

to remove something bad or wrong: The system is designed to purge impurities from the city’s drinking water.
noun [C]  /pɜrdʒ/ us  
The purge of alleged Communists and progressives had started as early as April.
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