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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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Please be sure that the unused blocks, layers and dimensions will be purged are no longer in use before purging.
When the compound is purged from extruder and head after 20 to 25 minutes of soaking, residue, burnt material and other contaminants are pushed out along with it.
Large pipes and vessels can be purged of air quickly and easily--with savings of up to 90 percent in purge gas requirements--using a British-made weld purging system.
The two Van Dorn 230 cold runner injection molding machines (50 mm screw size), operating at a barrel temperature of 330[degrees]F to 350[degrees]F, would be purged up to five times per week.
The warlike state of the [people of the] La Plata River provinces has purged that territory [of Spanish forces] and led their victorious armies to Upper Peru.
This new domestic role for the CIA comes at a time when the agency is being purged of analysts and officers not deemed loyal to the Bush administration and its agenda.
Data on the backup disk can be saved for up to 10 days or more, depending on your data amount, before it is purged from the disk.
Although they're in the arms room, they're still the responsibility of commo maintenance to be purged, resolved and calibrated.