- to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate.
- to efface; wipe out or destroy.
Origin of expunge
1595–1605; < Latin expungere to blot out, erase, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + pungere to prick
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- to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
- to wipe out or destroy
C17: from Latin expungere to blot out, from pungere to prick
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