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purge [1].

[sup.1]purge

Pronunciation: \'p[schwa]rj\

verb

purged

purg*ing

1 : to get rid of <Ineffective workers were purged from the company.>

2 : to rid of unwanted things or people <The heir alone would be able to . . . purge the school of all who were unworthy to study magic. J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets>

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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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