purge

v. t.

  1. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.
  2. To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
  3. To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
  4. To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
  5. To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
  6. To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
  7. To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
  8. The act of purging.
  9. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.

v. i.

  1. To become pure, as by clarification.
  2. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.