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purge
used in Girl Interrupted

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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
  • ...one):. a)the gods, b)God (that is, a prophet), c)some bad spirits, demons, or devils, d)the Devil, 3. a witch,4. bewitched (variant of 2); 5. bad, and must be isolated and punished, 6. ill, and must be isolated and treated by (pick one): a)purging and leeches, b)removing the uterus if the person has one, c)electric shock to the brain, d) cold sheets wrapped tight around the body, e)Thorazine or Stelazine, 7. ill, and must spend the next seven years talking about it, 8. a victim of...

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