verb (used with object), ex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing.
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Origin of expurgate
OTHER WORDS FROM expurgateex·pur·ga·tion, nounex·pur·ga·tor, nounun·ex·pur·gat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for expurgate
If, on the other hand, expurgation is freely employed, the result is a kind of emasculation.Studies in Literature and History|Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
In the very act of expurgation it lives; for what is taken from one page is placed on another.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
It does not appear to me that this theory of expurgation, all important as it is, can be easily understood.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
Plato's own method of exegesis consists quite simply of expurgation.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
When books were delivered to the tribunals for expurgation, the habitual delays must have been exasperating.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3|Henry Charles Lea
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.