1. cleanse, clear, purify, lustrate, clean out, scour out, free from impurity; deterge, mundify, depurate.
2. eject, expel, rout out, weed out, root out, ease or freeze out, close the door on, cashier, drum out, get rid of; clear out, sweep out or away, clean house, make a clean sweep; depose, overthrow, remove from office, throw off or over, cast aside, remove, displace, oust, Inf. dump; destroy, do away with, exterminate, liquidate.
3. expurge, expurgate, bowdlerize.
4. exonerate, acquit, exculpate, absolve, vindicate, pardon, excuse, forgive; release, reprieve, free from, free.
5. expiate, destigmatize, remit, grant remission, justify, clear, clear or clean the skirts of, clear [s.o.'s] name; exempt, grant immunity, exempt from, grant amnesty to, Inf. let off, quash the charge or indictment; wipe the slate clean, take the charge or record off the books, erase, eradicate.
6. treat, physic, flush out, irrigate, drain; eliminate, evacuate, void, empty or empty out, defecate.
7. purging, cleansing, purgation. See purgation(def. 1).
8. deposal, deposition, removal, displacement, ousting, unseating; overthrow, overthrowal, expulsion, excommunication; riddance, ejection, expulsion, liquidation.
9. elimination, evacuation, voidance, defecation.
10. release, freeing, deliverance, suspension; respite, reprieve, discharge.
11. purgative, cathartic. See purgative(defs. 1, 2).

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