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used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

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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
  • We help him to sit up and let him grip our hands as he purges his eyes and nose and mouth.
    Chapter 21 (65% in)
  • But Finnick backed away from the water at first touch and lies facedown on the sand, either unwilling or unable to purge himself.
    Chapter 21 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "purge" in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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