Origin of expurgate
OTHER WORDS FROM expurgateex·pur·ga·tion, nounex·pur·ga·tor, nounun·ex·pur·gat·ed, adjective
Words nearby expurgate
How to use expurgate in a sentence
The resolutions of the loyalists were curiosities, and the secretary did not always expurgate bad spelling, etc.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
Why must Northern publishers expurgate and emasculate the literature of the world before it is permitted to reach them?
The dreamer sees a worshipper—his wife—enter, to palliate or expurgate her soul of some ugly stain.The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
His speech was two or three words longer, but they are inappropriate at the end of a chapter, and I expurgate.The Cavalier|George Washington Cable
They would expurgate it from their vocabulary if they could.'Boy Wanted'|Nixon Waterman
British Dictionary definitions for expurgate
Derived forms of expurgateexpurgation, nounexpurgator, nounexpurgatory (ɛksˈpɜːɡətərɪ, -trɪ) or expurgatorial (ɛkˌspɜːɡəˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for expurgate
Cultural definitions for expurgate
To clean up, remove impurities. An expurgated edition of a book has had offensive words or descriptions changed or removed.