purge

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
purge

Third-person singular
purges

Past tense
purged

Past participle
purged

Present participle
purging

A picture of communists being purged from China
  1. (transitive) To purge an organization or an object means to clean it up of something bad.
    His attempt to purge our country of minorities was met with international criticism.


Noun[change]

Singular
purge

Plural
purges

  1. When a purge occurs, an organization or an object is cleaned up of something bad.
    His purge of our country's minorities was met with international criticism.