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Meaning of PURGING

Pronunciation:  p'urjing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  2. [n]  the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
  3. [adj]  serving to purge or rid of sin; "purgatorial rites"
 

PURGING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: purgatorial, purge, purifying
 
 See Also: abreaction, catharsis, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, clearing, colonic, colonic irrigation, high colonic, katharsis, purgation, purification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pur"ging\, a.
    That purges; cleansing.
    
    {Purging flax} (Bot.), an annual European plant of the genus
       {Linum} ({L. catharticum}); dwarf wild flax; -- so called
       from its use as a cathartic medicine.
    
    
  2. \Pur"ging\, n. (Med.)
    The act of cleansing; excessive evacuations; especially,
    diarrhea.
    
    
 

 

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