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ex·pur·gate

 (ĕk′spər-gāt′)
tr.v. ex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing, ex·pur·gates
To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

[Latin expūrgāre, expūrgāt-, to purify : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + pūrgāre, to cleanse; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′pur·ga′tion n.
ex′pur·ga′tor n.

expurgate

(ˈɛkspəˌɡeɪt)
vb
(Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to amend (a book, text, etc) by removing (obscene or offensive sections)
[C17: from Latin expurgāre to clean out, from purgāre to purify; see purge]
ˌexpurˈgation n
ˈexpurˌgator n
expurgatory, expurgatorial adj

ex•pur•gate

(ˈɛk spərˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to amend by removing words deemed objectionable.
2. to purge of something morally offensive.
[1615–25; < Latin expurgātus, past participle of expurgāre to cleanse, clear away]
ex`pur•ga′tion, n.
ex′pur•ga`tor, n.
ex•pur•ga•to•ri•al (ɪkˌspɜr gəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) ex•pur′ga•to`ry, adj.

expurgate


Past participle: expurgated
Gerund: expurgating

Imperative
expurgate
expurgate
Present
I expurgate
you expurgate
he/she/it expurgates
we expurgate
you expurgate
they expurgate
Preterite
I expurgated
you expurgated
he/she/it expurgated
we expurgated
you expurgated
they expurgated
Present Continuous
I am expurgating
you are expurgating
he/she/it is expurgating
we are expurgating
you are expurgating
they are expurgating
Present Perfect
I have expurgated
you have expurgated
he/she/it has expurgated
we have expurgated
you have expurgated
they have expurgated
Past Continuous
I was expurgating
you were expurgating
he/she/it was expurgating
we were expurgating
you were expurgating
they were expurgating
Past Perfect
I had expurgated
you had expurgated
he/she/it had expurgated
we had expurgated
you had expurgated
they had expurgated
Future
I will expurgate
you will expurgate
he/she/it will expurgate
we will expurgate
you will expurgate
they will expurgate
Future Perfect
I will have expurgated
you will have expurgated
he/she/it will have expurgated
we will have expurgated
you will have expurgated
they will have expurgated
Future Continuous
I will be expurgating
you will be expurgating
he/she/it will be expurgating
we will be expurgating
you will be expurgating
they will be expurgating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expurgating
you have been expurgating
he/she/it has been expurgating
we have been expurgating
you have been expurgating
they have been expurgating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expurgating
you will have been expurgating
he/she/it will have been expurgating
we will have been expurgating
you will have been expurgating
they will have been expurgating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expurgating
you had been expurgating
he/she/it had been expurgating
we had been expurgating
you had been expurgating
they had been expurgating
Conditional
I would expurgate
you would expurgate
he/she/it would expurgate
we would expurgate
you would expurgate
they would expurgate
Past Conditional
I would have expurgated
you would have expurgated
he/she/it would have expurgated
we would have expurgated
you would have expurgated
they would have expurgated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expurgate - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

expurgate

verb censor, cut, clean up (informal), purge, purify, blue-pencil, sanitize, bowdlerize The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.

expurgate

verb
To examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission:
Translations

expurgate

[ˈekspɜːgeɪt] VTexpurgar

expurgate

[ˈɛkspərgeɪt] vt (= censor) → expurger

expurgate

vtzensieren, die anstößigen Stellen entfernen aus; expurgated editiongereinigte Fassung

expurgate

[ˈɛkspəˌgeɪt] vt (frm) → espurgare
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In addition, Cary adopted various compensations such as alliteration, with stylistic and ideological functions, and neoclassical periphrasis, especially to expurgate the grotesque from the source text and bring it in line with the British notion of the sublime and with Cary's conception of the Commedia as a religious epic.
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