Can it, as the yogis propose, purge our toxins and improve our sex lives?
In another interview, he went further, calling for a grassroots effort to purge Dodd.
The purge marked a bold effort by the Islamist leader to abate widespread anger over the attack.
That episode triggered a scandal that led to the purge of the Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai.
After the initial, gag-inducing swallows, I waited for the purge.
Do you mean to say that you propose to purge yourself again?
He had been a month in Nantes, sent thither to purge the body politic.
It will purge the impurities from your blood, and, in another day, your appetite will be exceedingly strong.
I dyd it but onely to subdue my flesshe, and to purge my reynes.
Attorney Erwin said that the perjury charge could purge the defendants in the case of contempt.
c.1300, "clear of a charge or suspicion;" late 14c., "cleanse, clear, purify," from Anglo-French purger, Old French purgier "wash, clean; refine, purify" morally or physically (12c., Modern French purger) and directly from Latin purgare "cleanse, make clean; purify," especially of the body, "free from what is superfluous; remove, clear away," figuratively "refute, justify, vindicate" (also source of Spanish purgar, Italian purgare), from Old Latin purigare, from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of agere "to drive, make" (see act (n.)). Related: Purged; purging.
1560s, "that which purges," from purge (v.). Meaning "a purgative, an act of purging" is from 1590s. Political sense from 1730. Earliest sense in English was the now-obsolete one "examination in a legal court" (mid-15c.).
v. purged, purg·ing, purg·es
To cause evacuation of the bowels. n.
The act or process of purging.
Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.