verb (used with object), ex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing.
Origin of expurgate
Synonyms for expurgate
Examples from the Web for unexpurgated
Historical Examples of unexpurgated
He intended to give an unexpurgated classification, but was rudely interrupted.Triplanetary
Edward Elmer Smith
"It is always the unexpurgated that happens," Basil replied sardonically.Under the Witches' Moon
What a heap of money one would give to possess his private, unexpurgated journal!
This is the only unabridged and unexpurgated edition of "Il Pentamerone" in the English language.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville
I was rather hot under the collar, and gave an unexpurgated account of what had happened.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium
Word Origin for expurgate
1620s, back-formation from expurgation or from Latin expurgatus, past participle of expurgare "to cleanse out, purge, purify" (see expurgation). Related: Expurgated; expurgating. The earlier verb was simply expurge (late 15c.), from Middle French expurger.
To clean up, remove impurities. An expurgated edition of a book has had offensive words or descriptions changed or removed.