What is purging?

  • (adj): Serving to purge or rid of sin.
    Synonyms: purgatorial, purifying
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on purging:

Bulimia Nervosa
... Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging, or consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by an attempt to rid ... girls to work toward having a thin body even if it means purging ...
Timeline Of The Great Purge
... adopting official plans for purging the elites ... March 1937 - June 1937 Purging the Elites Adoption of plans for the mass repressions against the "social base" of the potential aggressors, start of purging the "opposition ...
Data Remanence - Countermeasures - Purging
... Purging or sanitising is the removal of sensitive data from a system or storage device with the intent that the data can not be reconstructed by any known technique ... Purging, proportional to the sensitivity of the data, is generally done before releasing media outside of control, such as before discarding old media, or moving media to a computer with different security ...
The Wider Purge - Timeline of The Great Purge
1937 Reforming the security organizations, adopting official plans on purging the elites ... March 1937–June 1937 Purging the Elites Adopting plans for the mass repressions against the "social base" of the potential aggressors, starting of purging the "elites" from opposition ...
Bulimia Nervosa - Diagnosis
... with many sufferers relapsing in adulthood into episodic binging and purging even after initially successful treatment and remission ... There are two sub-types of bulimia nervosa Purging type bulimics self-induce vomiting (usually by triggering the gag reflex or ingesting emetics ... Non-purging type bulimics (approximately 6%–8% of cases) exercise or fast excessively after a binge to offset the caloric intake after eating ...

More definitions of "purging":

  • (noun): The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.
    Synonyms: purge, purgation
  • (noun): An act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements.
    Synonyms: purge

Famous quotes containing the word purging:

    The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man’s frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
    Max Lerner (b. 1902)

    The satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards,
    that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber
    and plum-tree gum, and that they have a plentiful lack of wit,
    together with most weak hams.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)