purge

Definitions

General English

  • verb to remove something bad or harmful from your mind or body
  • verb to remove opponents or other unacceptable people from a group
  • verb to make a patient have a bowel movement

General Science

  • verb to flush a system with a liquid or gas to clean it

Computing

  • verb to remove unnecessary or out of date data from a file or disk

Construction

  • To remove unwanted liquid, sediment, air or gas from a ductline, pipeline, container, space, or furnace.

Electronics

  • To remove any gases from an enclosure.
  • To remove any impurities from a substance or material.
  • To remove all data from memory, a storage medium, a file, or the like.

Medical

  • verb to induce evacuation of the bowels
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