purge (v.) Old form(s): purg'd
cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
2H4 IV.v.124[King Henry IV to Prince Henry] Now, neighbour confines, purge you of your scum!
AC I.iii.53[Antony to Cleopatra] quietness, grown sick of rest, would purge / By any desperate change
H5 IV.ii.27[Constable to Dauphin] 'Tis positive 'gainst all exceptions ... / That our superfluous lackeys ... were enow / To purge this field
KJ III.i.239[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of the treaty] shall these hands, so lately purged of blood ... / Unyoke this seizure
LLL V.ii.811[F additional text] [Berowne to Rosaline] You must be purged to, your sins are racked
Mac V.iii.52[Macbeth to Doctor, of the country] find her disease / And purge it to a sound and pristine health
RJ I.i.191[Romeo to Benvolio, of love as a smoke] Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes
TN I.i.21[Orsino to all, of Olivia] she purged the air of pestilence
WT II.iii.38[Paulina to Lords, of Leontes] I / Do come ... to purge him of that humour / That presses him from sleep
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