Plato's own method of exegesis consists quite simply of expurgation.
In the meeting which followed the expurgation of the resolutions, the organizers of the movement lost control.
It does not appear to me that this theory of expurgation, all important as it is, can be easily understood.
Much of this theory of expurgation of the Iliad and Odyssey seems to me to rest on the assumption of .
That which seems to me much the most probable is the theory of expurgation.
When books were delivered to the tribunals for expurgation, the habitual delays must have been exasperating.
If, on the other hand, expurgation is freely employed, the result is a kind of emasculation.
In the very act of expurgation it lives; for what is taken from one page is placed on another.
"The spirit that hated cruelty" has left the facts where it found them; there is no expurgation of them.
I do not assume to say that the question of this expurgation was a leading, or a controlling point in the issue of this election.
early 15c., "a cleansing from impurity," from Latin expurgationem (nominative expurgatio), noun of action from past participle stem of expurgare "to cleanse out, purge, purify," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + purgare "to purge" (see purge). Sense of "remove objectionable passages from a literary work" first recorded in English 1610s.
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.