Definitions for expurgateˈɛk spərˌgeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•pur•gateˈɛk spərˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to amend by removing words deemed objectionable.
to purge of something morally offensive.
Origin of expurgate:
1615–25; < L expurgātus, ptp. of expurgāre to cleanse, clear away
ex•pur•ga•to•ri•alɪkˌspɜr gəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)
bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten(verb)
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"
To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.
Origin: From expurgatus, perfect passive participle of expurgo.
to purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book
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