Synonyms for purging


1. purge, purging, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
usage: an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
2. purge, purging, purgation, clearing
usage: the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge


1. purge, persecute, oppress
usage: oust politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime"
2. purge, acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
usage: clear of a charge
3. purify, purge, sanctify, change, alter, modify
usage: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
4. purge, purify, sublimate, make pure, distill
usage: rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
5. flush, scour, purge, rinse, rinse off
usage: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
6. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
usage: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
7. purge, treat, care for
usage: excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); "The doctor decided that the patient must be purged"


1. purgatorial, purging, purifying
usage: serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites"
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