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English definition of “purge”


verb [T] (RID)   /pɜrdʒ/
to rid a group or organization of unwanted people: They purged the senior ranks of the department by offering them generous retirement packages. purge    /pɜrdʒ/ noun [C] The purge of alleged Communists and progressives had started as early as April.
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