expunge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin expungere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspʌnd͡ʒ/, /ɛkˈspʌnd͡ʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌndʒ

Verb[edit]

expunge (third-person singular simple present expunges, present participle expunging, simple past and past participle expunged)

  1. (transitive) To erase or strike out.
  2. (transitive) To eliminate completely; annihilate.
  3. (transitive, computing) To delete permanently (e-mail etc.) that was previously marked for deletion but still stored.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

expunge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of expungō