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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.
They have "purged" the territory, or have rid it of the Spanish, Bolivar says.
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.
One, they are not being serviced (purged) every 180 days.
The danger of this approach is that some weak acids also may be purged from the solution.
Administrative files may be easily scheduled according to their date; programmatic files must be purged according to their continued value.