Meaning of “expurgate” in the English Dictionary

"expurgate" in English

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expurgateverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈek.spə.ɡeɪt/ us /ˈek.spɚ.ɡeɪt/ formal
adjective uk /ˈek.spə.ɡeɪ.tɪd/ us /ˈek.spɚ.ɡeɪ.t̬ɪd/

Only an expurgated version of the novel has been published so far.
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌek.spəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌek.spɚˈɡeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “expurgate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)