Translation of purge in Spanish:

purge

Pronunciation: /pɜːrdʒ; pɜːdʒ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (cleanse) [bowels/body] purgar*; [pipe/boiler] purgar* you must purge this hatred from your soul, you must purge your soul of this hatred debes desterrar ese odio de tu alma
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 [Politics/Política] [party/government/committee] hacer* una purga en, purgar* to purge sth (of sb/sth) purgar* algo (de algn/algo) he purged the armed forces of extremist elements purgó las fuerzas armadas de elementos extremistas to purge sb (from sth) expulsar a algn (de algo)
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    • 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’.
    1.3 (atone for) [guilt/sin] purgar*, expiar*
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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