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expurgate

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English

Etymology

Latin expurgare "cleanse thoroughly".

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to expurgate

Third person singular
expurgates

Simple past
expurgated

Past participle
-

Present participle
expurgating

to expurgate (third-person singular simple present expurgates, present participle expurgating, simple past and past participle expurgated)
  1. (transitive) To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
    The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.

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Translations

  • French: expurger
  • Indonesian: ralat, meralat

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