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purge
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
get rid of things thought undesirable
The exact meaning of purge can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "purge the government of our enemies" — get rid of people for political reasons
  • "purge my closet of everything I haven't worn in a year" — get rid of undesired things
  • "To purge yourself of crippling sorrow, you'll need to express it." — get rid of unwanted feelings
  • "I'm doing a 24-hour purge and then starting a new diet." — emptying the intestinal tract
  • —St. Dominic, purge it!
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (56% in)

There are no more uses of "purge" in Moby Dick.

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