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expurgatory

[ ik-spur-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈspɜr gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

serving to expurgate.
of or relating to expurgation.

Nearby words

expunction, expunge, expurgate, expurgation, expurgatorial, expurgatory, expwy, exquisite, exr, exr., exsanguinate

Origin of expurgatory

First recorded in 1615–25; expurgate + -ory1
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