To cleanse from impurity, frequently in the figurative sense of cleansing from evil (Deuteronomy 13:5), guilt (Deuteronomy 19:13), idolatrous worship (2 Chronicles 34:3), and sin (Psalms 51:7). See Clean, Cleanness.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'PURGE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".