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Meaning of EXPURGATE

Pronunciation:  'ekspur`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"

EXPURGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten
 See Also: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex"pur*gate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Expurgated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expurgating}.] [L. expurgatus,
p. p. of expurgare to purge, purify; ex out, from + purgare
to cleanse, purify, purge. See {Purge}, and cf. {Spurge}.]
To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or
erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

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