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English definition of “purge”

purge

verb [T] (REMOVE EVIL)    /pɜːdʒ/ US  /pɝːdʒ/
to make someone or something free of something evil or harmful: Roman Catholics go to confession to purge their souls/themselves (from/of sin). The new state governor has promised to purge the police force of corruption.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
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