get rid of (unwanted people) in (a state,political,etc.) by removal from office,driving out of the country,killing,etc.
make clean and free from (sth evil)
an act or set of actions intended to get rid of unwanted members of a group suddenly,often unjustly,and often by force
a medicine that clears the bowels of waste matter
"he died in a purge by Stalin"
"Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
"he left the monastery purified"
"purge the water"
"purge your mind"
"flush the wound with antibiotics"
"purge the old gas tank"
"After drinking too much, the students vomited"
"He purged continuously"
"The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
"The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"
Almost all higher officials owe their positions to purges that removed their predecessors.
出自： H. Arendt
They purge the barley from the bran.
出自： W. Whiston