purge (something) from (something)

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purge (something) from (something)

1. To clear something totally from something. We'll need to purge the contaminated coolant from the machine before we begin operating it. I recommend purging old fuel from the tank of your lawn mower when taking it out of winter storage. Police have begun purging protesters from the streets.
2. To cleanse impure thoughts or feelings from someone or one's mind or soul. I recommend you turn to prayer to purge those evil thoughts from your mind. Your obsessive focus on purging sin from your congregation has become a sin unto itself.
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purge someone or something from something

to rid something of someone or something. We are going to purge the delinquent members from the list. The court purged her arrest from the records.
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When stainless steel pipes are welded, they need to have the air purged from the insides with an inert gas such as argon.
When the compound is purged from extruder and head after 20 to 25 minutes of soaking, residue, burnt material and other contaminants are pushed out along with it.
1 : to get rid of <Ineffective workers were purged from the company.>
Data on the backup disk can be saved for up to 10 days or more, depending on your data amount, before it is purged from the disk.
The danger of this approach is that some weak acids also may be purged from the solution.