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purging

[ purj ]SEE DEFINITION OF purging

Synonyms for purging

  • abolish
  • absolve
  • cleanse
  • dismiss
  • eradicate
  • erase
  • exonerate
  • expel
  • expunge
  • exterminate
  • forgive
  • liquidate
  • oust
  • prevent
  • remove
  • wipe out
  • clarify
  • clear
  • disabuse
  • eject
  • excrete
  • expiate
  • kill
  • pardon
  • purify
  • unload
  • wash
  • depurate
  • dispose of
  • do away with
  • rout out
  • shake out
  • sweep out
  • wipe off map
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Antonyms for purging

  • accuse
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • bear
  • blame
  • build
  • charge
  • condemn
  • construct
  • create
  • establish
  • fix
  • help
  • hold
  • incriminate
  • institute
  • keep
  • plant
  • punish
  • sentence
  • welcome
  • dirty
  • maintain
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PURGING

Is the cold of the earth's night pleasant to him after the purging fire?

But less of this happened, we may feel sure, than a purging away of the dross.

The perfume of his romance suffused her, purging away all that was unworthy.

And as passive resistance was their attitude, his purging scheme was abortive.

If I find it defective, I should serve it by purging it of its defects.

And, assuredly, He will so come, purging us from our evil and abiding in our hearts.

(f) Diseases of the bowels: relaxation or purging, irritation.

This purging is wrought within for the purpose of an increase of holy fruit.

This purging is just what perfects the inward harmony of the branch with the vine.

Thank God for the purging, the subsequent work in the heart!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PURGING

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noununhealthy disturbance in eating behavior
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  • bulimia
  • compulsive eating
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  • pica
  • psychological disorder
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