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pur jing

  • n  an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  • n  the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
  • v  oust politically
  • v  clear of a charge
  • v  make pure or free from sin or guilt
  • v  rid of impurities
  • v  rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
  • v  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • v  excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)
  • a  serving to purge or rid of sin

  • In 1972, the Clean Water Act, which called for "swimmable, fishable waters," prompted a Potomac purging.
  • The purging of bare-boob pics began last summer and has swept up, alongside any girls gone wild, a growing number of proud and very ticked-off breast feeders.
  • It was founded by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who was horrified by such standard therapies of his day as bloodletting, purging and blistering.
News & Articles

  • Ethan Hawke Is Going to Die ... as 'Macbeth' on Broadway
    By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Ethan Hawke is "purging" himself of the Hollywood lifestyle and heading back to Broadway, according to the Lincoln Center Theater. Hawke, whose film "The Purge" is still performing strongly at the box office, will be playing the title role in Shakespeare tragedy, "Macbeth." The Lincoln Center Theater production will reunite the actor with director Jack ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Crystal Ball, June 12, 2013
    There’s always a project going on at our house. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to complete (the kitchen painting project). Sometimes it takes a couple of months (the house purging project). Sometimes it takes years, with no end in sight (the Phoenix Project). I enjoy having projects to work on. It’s good to [...]
    June 12, 2013 - Marengo Pioneer Republican
  • ACLU sues over NSA surveillance program
    Suit challenges legality of collection of customer information, seeks an end to program and purging of data.
    June 11, 2013 - Washington Post

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