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tr.v. ex·punged, ex·pung·ing, ex·pung·es
1. To erase, delete, or strike out: expunged their names from the list.
2. To eliminate completely; wipe out: a government's attempt to expunge dissidents. See Synonyms at erase.
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1. to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
2. to wipe out or destroy
[C17: from Latin expungere to blot out, from pungere to prick]
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v.t. -punged, -pung•ing.
1. to strike or blot out; obliterate; erase.
2. to eliminate completely; efface; destroy.
[1595–1605; < Latin expungere prick thoroughly, mark off on a list =ex- ex-1 + pungere to prick]
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Past participle: expunged
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|Verb||1.||expunge - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"|
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verb (Formal) erase, remove, destroy, abolish, cancel, get rid of, wipe out, eradicate, excise, delete, extinguish, strike out, obliterate, annihilate, efface, exterminate, annul, raze, blot out, extirpate The experience was something he had tried to expunge from his memory.
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expunge[ɪksˈpʌndʒ] VT → suprimir
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expunge[ɪkˈspʌndʒ] vt (frm) → espungere
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