expurgate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or perhaps objectionable material from (a book, including) before book.
    • To cleanse; to clear from everything noxious, offensive, or incorrect; to cleanse; to purge.
    • to get rid of erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or elsewhere objectionable material from (a novel, like) before publication.
    • To cleanse; to clear from anything noxious, unpleasant, or incorrect; to clean; to purge.
  • verb:
    • To edit completely rude, incorrect, unpleasant, ineffective, or otherwise undesirable information from a book, CD or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.
    • edit by omitting or changing parts considered indelicate
    • To modify on rude, incorrect, offensive, ineffective, or otherwise unwanted information from a novel, CD or any other book; to clean; to purge.
    • edit by omitting or altering parts considered indelicate
  • others:
    • To purge; cleanse; remove everything obnoxious, offensive, or incorrect from; particularly, to without what's objectionable on moral or religious grounds: since, to expurgate a novel; an expurgated edition of Shakspere.
    • To purge; cleanse; pull everything obnoxious, offensive, or incorrect from; specifically, to clear of understanding objectionable on moral or religious reasons: as, to expurgate a novel; an expurgated version of Shakspere.

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