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purge

 [perj]
1. to cleanse or purify; to remove undesirable substances from something.
2. to cause free evacuation of feces.
3. a cathartic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

purge

(pŭrj),
1. To cause a copious evacuation of the bowels.
2. A cathartic remedy.
[L. purgo, to cleanse, fr. purus, pure, + ago, to do]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

purge

(pûrj)
v. purged, purging, purges
v.tr.
1.
a. To rid (a nation or political party, for example) of people considered undesirable.
b. To get rid of (people considered undesirable).
2. Medicine
a. To cause evacuation of (the bowels).
b. To induce evacuation of the bowels in (an individual).
v.intr.
1. Medicine To undergo or cause an emptying of the bowels.
2. To vomit or force oneself to vomit, especially as a symptom of an eating disorder.
n.
1. Something that purges, especially a medicinal purgative.
2. An instance of vomiting or of forcing oneself to vomit.

purg′er n.
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purge

GI disease
1. verb To evacuate the bowels.
2. noun A megaevacuation of the bowels.
3. noun An agent that #1's, resulting in a #2.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

purge

(pŭrj)
1. To cause a copious evacuation of the bowels.
2. A cathartic remedy.
[L. purgo, to cleanse, fr. purus, pure, + ago, to do]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Purge

To rid the body of food and calories, commonly by vomiting or using laxatives.
Mentioned in: Bulimia Nervosa
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

purge

(pŭrj)
1. To cause a copious evacuation of the bowels.
2. A cathartic remedy.
[L. purgo, to cleanse, fr. purus, pure, + ago, to do]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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