1 cleanse, purify, clean (out), clear, scour (out), depurate, deterge, wash (out):
The tanks must be purged before filling them with the new fuel.
2 eject, eradicate, expel, eliminate, get rid of, dismiss, clear out or away, sweep away or out, oust, remove, rout out, weed out, root out; do away with, exterminate, liquidate, kill, destroy:
After the coup, the old guard was purged from all the governmental agencies. The rebels purged the entire council of elders
3 clear, exonerate, absolve, forgive, purify, pardon, exculpate:
He was given every opportunity to purge himself of the charge of contempt of court.
4 ejection, eradication, expulsion, elimination, dismissal, clearing out or away, ousting, ouster, removal, routing out, weeding out, rooting out, unseating; defenestration; extermination, liquidation, killing, murder, slaughter:
The bloody purge of dissidents was carried out by the secret police.
1 cleanse, clean, clarify, wash, sanitize, depurate, decontaminate, freshen, disinfect; fumigate:
The water is then purified by passing it through sand.
2 exonerate, exculpate, absolve, clear, redeem, shrive, lustrate, acquit, pardon, forgive, excuse:
Before the aspirants can be admitted to the church they must be purified.