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Meaning of EXPUNGE

Pronunciation:  ik'spunj

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  remove by erasing or crossing out; "Please strike this remark from the record"

EXPUNGE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: excise, strike
 See Also: cancel, delete



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*punge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expunged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Expunging}.] [L. expungere, expunctum, prick out,
expunge, settle an account, execute; ex out + pungere to
prick, puncture. See {Pungent.}]
1. To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface
   designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to
   expunge words, lines, or sentences.

2. To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as,
   to expugne an offense. --Sandys.

         Expugne the whole, or lop th' excrescent parts.

Syn: To efface; erase; obliterate; strike out; destroy;
     annihilate; cancel.

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