to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate.
to efface; wipe out or destroy.
- ex·pung·er, noun
- un·ex·punged, adjective
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How to use expunge in a sentence
But that was Oliver expunging all this anger he had from not being able to get Platoon made yet, which was his baby.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler | Marlow Stern | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Former foot soldier Patrick Fitzgerald has become a legend for expunging vice from the highest offices of the land.
There was no possible chance of doing it without expunging a soldier or a policeman, or disfiguring the entire province.The Land of Thor | J. Ross Browne
Some of the speeches on the expunging resolution show delicious, although entirely unconscious, humor.Thomas Hart Benton | Theodore Roosevelt
Now it was not the intention of Mr. King to move the expunging resolution.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2) | Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for expunge
to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
to wipe out or destroy
- expunction (ɪkˈspʌŋkʃən), noun
- expunger, noun
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