1. rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release.
synonyms: cleanse, clear, purify, wash, shrive, absolve
2. free someone from (an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition).
3. a. remove (a group of people considered undesirable) from an organization or place in an abrupt or violent manner.
synonyms: remove, get rid of, expel, eject, exclude, dismiss, sack, oust, eradicate, clear out, weed out
b. remove a group of undesirable people from (an organization or place) in an abrupt or violent way.
atone for or wipe out (contempt of court).
physically remove (something) completely.
“a cold air blower purges residual solvents from the body”
evacuate one’s bowels, esp. as a result of taking a laxative.
noun: purge; plural noun: purges
an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people from an organization or place.
synonyms: removal, expulsion, ejection, exclusion, eviction, dismissal, sacking, ousting, eradication
Definitions one and two of the word used as a verb is what I’m Told I need to do. Long story that I won’t get into here.
In my mind, a purging is more intense than a simple cleansing. It’s harder, more involved.
And now, I have to do it.
I am terrified.