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per-purgo (ante-class. perpūrĭgo , v. Ritschl, Opusc. 2, 426 sqq.), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., cleanse or purge thoroughly, to make quite clean.
I. Lit.: “alvum,Cato, R. R. 115: “se,Cic. N. D. 2, 50, 127: “perpurgata ulcera,Cels. 5, 26, n. 36: “perpurigatis auribus,” i. e. with the greatest attention, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 179.—
II. Trop., to clear up, explain: “locus orationis perpurgatus ab iis, qui ante me dixerunt,Cic. Mur. 26, 54: “crimina,id. Scaur. 8, 14; cf. id. Div. 2, 1, 2.—Absol.: “de dote tanto magis perpurga,settle, arrange, Cic. Att. 12, 12, 1.
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