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ex·punge

 (ĭk-spŭnj′)
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.

[Latin expungere : ex-, ex- + pungere, to prick; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pung′er n.

expunge

(ɪkˈspʌndʒ) or

expunct

vb (tr)
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]
expunction n
exˈpunger n

ex•punge

(ɪkˈspʌndʒ)

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]
ex•pung′er, n.

expunge


Past participle: expunged
Gerund: expunging

Imperative
expunge
expunge
Present
I expunge
you expunge
he/she/it expunges
we expunge
you expunge
they expunge
Preterite
I expunged
you expunged
he/she/it expunged
we expunged
you expunged
they expunged
Present Continuous
I am expunging
you are expunging
he/she/it is expunging
we are expunging
you are expunging
they are expunging
Present Perfect
I have expunged
you have expunged
he/she/it has expunged
we have expunged
you have expunged
they have expunged
Past Continuous
I was expunging
you were expunging
he/she/it was expunging
we were expunging
you were expunging
they were expunging
Past Perfect
I had expunged
you had expunged
he/she/it had expunged
we had expunged
you had expunged
they had expunged
Future
I will expunge
you will expunge
he/she/it will expunge
we will expunge
you will expunge
they will expunge
Future Perfect
I will have expunged
you will have expunged
he/she/it will have expunged
we will have expunged
you will have expunged
they will have expunged
Future Continuous
I will be expunging
you will be expunging
he/she/it will be expunging
we will be expunging
you will be expunging
they will be expunging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expunging
you have been expunging
he/she/it has been expunging
we have been expunging
you have been expunging
they have been expunging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expunging
you will have been expunging
he/she/it will have been expunging
we will have been expunging
you will have been expunging
they will have been expunging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expunging
you had been expunging
he/she/it had been expunging
we had been expunging
you had been expunging
they had been expunging
Conditional
I would expunge
you would expunge
he/she/it would expunge
we would expunge
you would expunge
they would expunge
Past Conditional
I would have expunged
you would have expunged
he/she/it would have expunged
we would have expunged
you would have expunged
they would have expunged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expunge - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a lineexpunge - remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"
delete, cancel - remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list"

expunge

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.

expunge

verb
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
annul, blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
Translations
hävittääpoistaatuhota

expunge

[ɪksˈpʌndʒ] VTsuprimir

expunge

vt (form)ausstreichen (from aus); (from records also) → auslöschen (from aus)

expunge

[ɪkˈspʌndʒ] vt (frm) → espungere
References in classic literature ?
His half-formed intention to call for help was expunged by the terrifying cry--where such a voice lived, no human creatures could dwell.
As he ran his eyes chanced to pass beyond the boma to the edge of the forest, and there he caught a glimpse of that which sent his craven heart cold with a fear that almost expunged his terror of the seven men at his back, who by this time were all firing in hate and revenge at his retreating figure.
Without debate, we expunged Billfinger as Billfinger, and called him Ferguson.
Believe me, the sight of the new day and the delicious odor of the cooking meat filled me with renewed happiness and hope that had been all but expunged by the experience of the previous night; and perhaps the slender figure of the bright-faced girl proved also a potent restorative.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison, a more illustrious abode; every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side.
The bill would allow a person convicted of a homosexual offence, or their representative, to apply to have the conviction expunged.
The legislator also wanted affidavits filed by a new petitioner in the case to be expunged from the court records.
Ruling on the submissions of the parties, Justice Obiozor ordered that the whole proceedings be expunged.
Braunschweig appeals, arguing that the circuit court erred in sentencing him for second offense OWI because his previous conviction for OWI while causing injury as a first offense was expunged and, therefore, is a nullity that cannot be counted as a prior conviction when determining the penalty for OWI-related offenses.
Surovell said he often defends people in Northern Virginia who stand to miss out on a job requiring security clearances because of minor charges from their past which could not be expunged due to an existing plea agreement.
Speaker Asad Qaisar expunged MPA Zar Gul Khan's remarks about parliament.
Binay maintained that the prosecution's MR is a 'mere scrap of paper' and should be expunged from the records for being 'fatally defective' having been heard beyond the 10-day period under the Rules of Court.