from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of purge; one who, or that which, purges or cleanses; especially, a cathartic medicine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, purges or cleanses; especially, a cathartic medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person or thing that purges or cleanses.
  • n. A cathartic.


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  • No going back from that for me and while I am not a typical purger type, I want her off any discussion of a solution.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » School Uniforms

  • To switch sides is to essentially purger yourself politically.

    Parker Griffith's staff resigns

  • Suddenly her heart was beating fast, like when you took a purger and your metabolism kicked up to burn the calories.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • But it is time to let go of the massive amount of junk and since I am the purger I am gathering up the old magazines, broken toys, boxes, old g-tube supplies and just plain old junk stuffed in drawers, closets, under beds and in the garage.

    purging « Adventures in Juggling

  • La justice italienne a à son tour passé l'éponge après avoir maintenu l'ancien militant ultra-nationaliste en prison pendant 19 ans, mais l'a remis en 2000 aux autorités turques qui le réclamaient pour purger deux peines auxquelles il avait été condamné en Turquie, l'une pour une attaque de banque commise dans les années 1970 et l'autre pour le meurtre d'un journaliste turc en 1979. belga/th

    Mehmet Ali Agca,Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin, embraces the Catholic Faith! IMPORTANT INFO ADDED

  • But I am the opposite of Mama Tulip - not a hoarder a purger.

    Proposal for a Book Exchange

  • I thought they were preparing to use it for last November but I was a premature anti-purger.


  • Black hellebore, that most renowned plant, and famous purger of melancholy, which all antiquity so much used and admired, was first found out by Melanpodius a shepherd, as Pliny records, lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • White hellebore, which some call sneezing-powder, a strong purger upward, which many reject, as being too violent: Mesue and

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • STRANGER: The sixth point was doubtful, and yet we at last agreed that he was a purger of souls, who cleared away notions obstructive to knowledge.

    The Sophist


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