purge of

purge someone or something of someone or something

to rid someone or something of someone or something. The medicine is designed to purge the patient of the deadly toxin. We purged the list of the delinquent members.
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The students' anger had been stoked by a blatantly political purge of university professors and students, a crackdown on basic personal freedoms, and worries that the government's economic mismanagement and international provocations are threatening their future.
b there has been a political purge of reform-minded professors and students.
Philip Watts's study returns to the historical phenomenon of epuration or "purge" trials with which postwar France tried to exonerate itself from the shame of Vichy and its supporters, and examines how four literary figures who had, previous to the purge trials, assumed different ideological "camps" -- Sartre and Eluard on one side, Blanchot and Celine on the other -- and responded to the purge of writers and intellectuals.