expurgate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin expurgātus, perfect passive participle of expurgō (purge, cleanse, purify).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.pɚ.ɡeɪt/
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expurgate (third-person singular simple present expurgates, present participle expurgating, simple past and past participle expurgated)

  1. (transitive) To edit out (incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable information) from a book or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
    The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.
  2. (transitive) To edit out incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable information from (a book or other publication); to cleanse; to purge.
    The publisher decided to expurgate the book, which meant removing the love scene.

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Participle[edit]

expurgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of expurgātus