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purge

1. Politics the elimination of opponents or dissidents from a state, political party, etc.
2. Med a purgative drug or agent; cathartic

purge

[pərj]
(computer science)
To remove data from computer storage so that space occupied by the data can be reused.

purge

To evacuate air or gas from a duct line, pipeline, container, space, or furnace; e.g., to blow out gas from a refrigerant-containing vessel.

purge

To eliminate or delete.
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The ongoing public competitions, announced in February, as part of the recently announced party purge "the New Wave" in VMRO-DPMNE, are being entered by dozens of citizens depending on the size of the local units they come from.
In a 1937 Communist Party purge tens of thousands of Uzbek Party members, including women activists like Shamsieva, faced arrest, imprisonment, and execution.
That effort stretched from FDR's Commonwealth Club address during the 1932 election campaign, to the 1938 Democratic Party purge, and to passage of the 1939 Executive Reorganization Act.