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purge

verb [T]
 
 
/pɜːdʒ/
FEELINGS to get rid of bad feelings that you do not want: [often reflexive] She wanted to purge herself of guilt.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
PEOPLE to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with themCorrecting and mendingEditing and compiling
purge noun [C]
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