If they were not there, les intellectuels of Athens could not expurgate them.
There is not the slightest reason to regret this thing or to expurgate it.
Therefore the editor undertook to expurgate the epigrammatists, especially Catullus and Martial.
Dickens, as we have also stated, consented to expurgate that novel.
It is admitted that the poets did not in the same way "expurgate" the "Cyclic" epics.
His principal object was to expurgate it from impurities and to supersede it by what he considered a more edifying text.
The dreamer sees a worshipper—his wife—enter, to palliate or expurgate her soul of some ugly stain.
Homer himself found such deeds in the tradition; and though he regards them with horror, he cannot expurgate them.
His speech was two or three words longer, but they are inappropriate at the end of a chapter, and I expurgate.
1620s, back-formation from expurgation or from Latin expurgatus, past participle of expurgare "to cleanse out, purge, purify" (see expurgation). Related: Expurgated; expurgating. The earlier verb was simply expurge (late 15c.), from Middle French expurger.
To clean up, remove impurities. An expurgated edition of a book has had offensive words or descriptions changed or removed.