Definition of Expurgate

1. Verb. Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate. "They won't expurgate the story "; "Bowdlerize a novel"




Definition of Expurgate

1. v. t. To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

Definition of Expurgate

1. Verb. (transitive) To edit out rude, incorrect, offensive, useless, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge. ¹

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Definition of Expurgate

1. [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expurgate

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expurgate (current term)
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Literary usage of Expurgate

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1. Treatise Relative to the Testing of Water-wheels and Machinery: Also of by James Emerson (1894)
"expurgate the atrocity and obscenity of the Bible and only spiritualism would remain. expurgate what at this day cannot publicly he read from Shakespeare's ..."

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