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purr

  

      vb  
1    intr   (esp. of cats) to make a low vibrant sound, usually considered as expressing pleasure, etc.  
2    tr   to express (pleasure, etc.) by this sound  
      n  
3    a purring sound  
     (C17: of imitative origin; compare French ronronner to purr, German schnurren, Dutch snorren)  
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purger, puriri, purler, purser

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