purgar
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purgar(
poor
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gahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to rid)
a. to purge
El presidente cree que puede ganar las elecciones purgando a todos los oficiales corruptos del partido.The president thinks that he can win the election by purging all the corrupt officials from the party.
2. (to correct)
a. to purge
Tras purgar sus pecados el clérigo se sintió en paz.After purging his sins the priest felt in peace.
b. to expiate
El religioso quiso purgar su culpa al dedicar su vida a ayudar a los pobres.The religious person wanted to expiate his guilt by dedicating his life to helping the poor.
3. (mechanics)
a. to drain
Los ruidos procedentes de las tuberías se pueden evitar purgándolas.The noises coming from the pipes can be avoided if you drain them.
b. to bleed
Cada invierno conviene purgar los radiadores.Every winter you should bleed your heaters.
4. (medicine)
a. to purge
Las enfermeras le pusieron un enema al paciente para purgarlo.The nurses had to give the patient an enema in order to purge him.
purgarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (medicine)
a. to take a purge
Necesito purgarme y por eso estoy tratando de comer mucha fibra.I need to take a purge which is why I am trying to eat a lot of fiber.
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purgar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (también fig)
a. to purge
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to take a purge
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purgar
transitive verb
1 (Med) to purge; administer a purgative to
2 (Política) (depurar) to expel
purgar a los fascistas del partido to purge the party of fascists; expel fascists from the party
Le pregunto si van a purgar a los guerristas
3 (limpiar de) [+pecado] to purge; expiate; [+delito] to pay for
purgaran sus delitos antes de ser perdonados delitos por los que ya purgó un año y medio de cárcel,
[+pasiones] to purge
purgar la religión de supersticiones to purge o cleanse religion of superstition
escritores fascistas a los que purgó de una antología
4 (Mecánica) (drenar) [+depósito, tubería] to drain; [+radiador] to bleed; drain; [+frenos] to bleed;
5 (purificar) to purify; refine
pronominal verb
purgarse
1 (Med) to take a purge
2
purgarse de algo to purge o.s. of sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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