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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.pɚ.ɡeɪt/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

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.

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ParticipleEdit

expurgāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of expurgātus