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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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PURG'ING, participle present tense Cleansing; purifying; carrying off impurities or superfluous matter.

PURG'ING, noun A diarrhea or dysentery; preternatural evacuation by stool; looseness of bowels.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Mark 7:19