In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cleanse)(body/bowels) purgar(pipe/boiler) purgaryou must purge this hatred from your soul, you must purge your soul of this hatred — debes desterrar ese odio de tu alma
2Politics(government/party/committee) hacer una purga en(committee/party/government) purgarto purge sth ( of sb/sth) — purgar algo ( de algn/algo)
- to purge sb ( from sth) — expulsar a algn ( de algo)
- he purged the armed forces of extremist elements — purgó las fuerzas armadas de elementos extremistas
3(atone for)(guilt/sin) purgar(guilt/sin) expiar
1Politics Medicinepurga feminine
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