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expurgatory

[ik-spur-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈspɜr gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving to expurgate.
2.
of or relating to expurgation.
Origin of expurgatory
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; expurgate + -ory1
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