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Purging   /pˈərdʒɪŋ/   Listen

An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.  Synonym: purge.
The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.  Synonyms: purgation, purge.

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"Purging" Quotes from Famous Books

... mill, and the iuyce thereof conueyed by a conduct to a great vessell made for the purpose, where it is boiled till it waxe thicke, and then is it put into a fornace of earthen pots of the molde of a sugar loafe, and then is it carried to another house, called a purging house where it is placed to purge the blacknesse with a certaine clay that is layd thereon. Of the remainder in the cauldron is made a second sort called Escumas, and of the purging liquor that droppeth from the white sugar is made ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries - Vol. II • Richard Hakluyt

... the only natural, pleasant, and effectual remedy (without medicine, purging, inconvenience, or expense, as it saves fifty times its cost in other remedies) for nervous, stomachic, intestinal, liver and bilious complaints, however deeply rooted, dyspepsia (indigestion), habitual constipation, diarrhoea, acidity, heartburn, flatulency, oppression, distension, ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 197, August 6, 1853 • Various

... been satisfactorily accomplished, the wine is stored in casks, never perfectly filled, yet with their bungholes tightly closed, and slowly continues its fermentation, eating up its sugar, purging itself, and letting fall its lees. Three months later it is fined. It is rarely kept in the wood for more than a year, though sometimes the superior qualities remain for a couple of years in cask. Occasionally it is even bottled in ...
— Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines • Henry Vizetelly

Words linked to "Purging" :   cleaning, purge, clearing, abreaction, cleanup, cleansing, catharsis, katharsis, purification, purgatorial, purifying

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