Synonyms of purge


1. purge, purging, purgation, clearing

usage: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

2. purge, purging, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

usage: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

3. purge, removal

usage: an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin"


1. purge, persecute, oppress

usage: oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"

2. purge, acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate

usage: clear of a charge

3. purify, purge, sanctify, change, alter, modify

usage: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"

4. purge, purify, sublimate, make pure, distill

usage: rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"

5. flush, scour, purge, rinse, rinse off

usage: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

6. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass

usage: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

7. purge, treat, care for

usage: excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"

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Definition and meaning of purge (Dictionary)