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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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These types of purge rely on higher viscosity, additives, and inorganic minerals to clean the barrel.
As shown in figure 1b and figure 1c, the purge flow entrance is perpendicular and parallel to boost flow in the cross flow jet pump and annular jet pump, respectively.
Speculation of a high-level purge in North Korea's leadership has grownAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA a it was learned a close aide to the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, appeared to be missing from a gathering in the capital of Pyongang.
As an answer to purge selection problems, and a means of keeping purging costs low, the company has introduced 4Purge, a general purpose purging agent intended for use with most polymer and machine types.
She adds, "We manage our regular routes to accommodate smaller purges (less than 5,000 pounds) within service business days and larger purges within a week or two.
Russia's Supreme Court yesterday denied posthumous rehabilitation to Nikolai Yezhov, the sinister chief of the Stalin-era NKVD secret police who fell victim in 1940 to the purges he helped to carry out.
Once a corporation becomes a PFIC with respect to a shareholder, it will continue to be a PFIC with respect to that shareholder until either of two elections purges the PFIC taint (Sec.
Purges of communists from government posed a tougher question than, say, purges from Hollywood.
5 When the Antigen Internet scanner determines that a message is infected with a worm, it purges the message by deleting the entire email message.
A new device designed to capture molten plastic purges and create a safer environment for personnel and equipment in plastics processing operations was introduced at NPE2015 by the Dyna-Purge div.
IMCO purges its equipment up to four times/week for color changes or whenever there is any question of possible contamination, according to France.