verb (used with object), ex·punged, ex·pung·ing.
- expulsive pain,
Origin of expunge
Examples from the Web for expunge
King: We must expunge from our society the myths and half-truths that engender such groundless fears as these.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would do well to expunge every double-breasted suit from his wardrobe.
If the purge was intended simply to expunge the opposition, then Papen should have been the first to go.
If you think Scott will dislike it, say so, and I will expunge.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV|Thomas Moore
We wish we could expunge them, with a host of similar ones, not only from our record, but from the works of the author himself.
Indeed, he proposes to expunge the term from the English language, and to substitute that which is applied to his own party.
Expunge the redundant preposition, and be assured, gentle reader, the sentence will still be found "an elegant sufficiency."Conversation|Andrew P. Peabody
On February 25 a motion was proposed and carried to expunge the entry of the vote of thanks.
Word Origin for expunge
c.1600, from Latin expungere "prick out, blot out, mark (a name on a list) for deletion" by pricking dots above or below it, literally "prick out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pungere "to prick, stab" (see pungent). Related: Expunged; expunging.