purger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

purge +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

purger (plural purgers)

  1. One who, or that which, purges or cleanses.
    1. A cathartic medicine.
      • 1728, Of Bathing in the Hot-baths, at Bathe
        The Aix-la-Chapelle Waters are drunk at this Day, more as Purgers, and Preparatives for the Spaw, []

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

purger

  1. (medicine) to purge
  2. (law) to serve (a sentence)

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written purge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pūrger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of pūrgō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Bürger

Noun[edit]

pȕrger m (Cyrillic spelling пу̏ргер)

  1. burgher
  2. a citizen of Zagreb
  3. (derogatory) a member of the Bad Blue Boys ultras

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