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English definition of “expurgate”

expurgate

verb [T usually passive]     /ˈek.spə.ɡeɪt/ US  /-spɚ-/ formal
to remove parts of a piece of writing that are considered likely to cause offence : The book was expurgated to make it suitable for children .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere expurgated     /-ɡeɪ.tɪd/ US  /-ɡeɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective Only an expurgated version of the novel has been published so far .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere expurgation     /ˌek.spəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-spɚ-/ noun [C or U]
(Definition of expurgate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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