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Meaning of EXPURGATE

Pronunciation:  'ekspur`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
 

EXPURGATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten
 
 See Also: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex"pur*gate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Expurgated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expurgating}.] [L. expurgatus,
p. p. of expurgare to purge, purify; ex out, from + purgare
to cleanse, purify, purge. See {Purge}, and cf. {Spurge}.]
To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or
erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviate, abridge, bleach, blot out, blue-pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, cross out, cut, delete, delouse, depurate, deterge, dry-clean, dust, dust off, edit, edit out, erase, expunge, freshen, kill, lustrate, omit, purge, purify, reform, rescind, rub out, scavenge, spruce, steam-clean, strike, strike off, strike out, sweep out, sweeten, tidy, void, whiten, wipe, wipe off, wipe out, wipe up
 

 

 

 

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