Translation of purge in Spanish:
- 1 (cleanse)(bowels/body)
purgar(pipe/boiler)you must purge this hatred from your soul, you must purge your soul of this hatred
purgardebes desterrar ese odio de tu almaExample sentences
- Mill purged the text of almost all direct references to contemporary individuals, organizations, and institutions.
- Something badly needed to be done to purge the country of its weapons.
- Having widely publicised their plan to EPO test in Edmonton, the athletics body has provided drugs cheats the necessary time needed to purge their system of the blood-boosting substance.
- Although most bulimics purge by vomiting, abuse of laxatives or diuretics also occurs.
- Bulimics purge by vomiting, strict dieting, fasting (not eating), exercising, or by taking laxatives.
- Victims of the plague were treated by blood-letting, purging with laxatives and the lancing of the plague-boils.
- 2 (Politics)(party/government/committee)to purge something (
hacer una purga en
ofsomebody/something)purgar algo (he purged the armed forces of extremist elements dealguien/algo)purgó las fuerzas armadas de elementos extremistasto purge somebody ( fromsomething)expulsar a alguien ( dealgo)Example sentences
- She purged the Department of Education's top ranks of educators favoring a traditional pedagogical approach.
- My editorship came to a rather abrupt end after President John F. Kennedy purged the U.S. Civil War Commission's members and staff.
- He was purged from the Republican Clubs / The Workers' Party in 1979 as a ‘disruptive influence’.
- 3 (atone for)Example sentences
- It's a common theme in movies, the American who purges bad feelings by facing danger head on, and director Joe Johnston is clumsy with it.
- The hijackers used fanatical certainty, misplaced religious faith, and dehumanising hatred to purge themselves of the human instinct for empathy.
- The purpose of tragedy is catharsis, a powerful emotional experience in which the audience purges the emotions of pity and fear.
- I make it plain it is open to you, Mr Rothschild, to apply to the court, in this court, to purge your contempt.
- But their joy turned to anger after the judge reduced the sentence after agreeing to purge the contempt of court conviction.
- The men were prepared to purge their contempt of court simultaneously with Shell collapsing its injunction against them.
- (Medicine, Politics)Example sentences
- The government's purges of the civil service, unions, police, and armed forces also weakened the party's potential for political action.
- I propose a purge of the party leadership.
- After the restoration of the absolute monarchy in 1814, Goya narrowly survived a purge.
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