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purge

verb [T]
 
 
/pɜːdʒ/
to remove people from an organization because you do not want them: purge sth of sth The new governor has promised to purge the bank of ineffective employees.purge sth from sth Following the takeover, the original board members were purged from the company.
to remove something that is not wanted: Our practice is to purge all email from the servers after 60 days.purge sth of sth The sport needs to purge itself of corruption.
(Definition of purge verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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