verb (used with object), ex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing.
Words nearby expurgate
Origin of expurgate
OTHER WORDS FROM expurgateex·pur·ga·tion, nounex·pur·ga·tor, nounun·ex·pur·gat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for expurgation
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 expurgation
Derived forms of expurgateexpurgation, nounexpurgator, nounexpurgatory (ɛksˈpɜːɡətərɪ, -trɪ) or expurgatorial (ɛkˌspɜːɡəˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for expurgate
Cultural definitions for expurgation
To clean up, remove impurities. An expurgated edition of a book has had offensive words or descriptions changed or removed.