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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.

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

ex·pung′er n.
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Noun1.expunging - deletion by an act of expunging or erasing
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
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But S3205 would be largely dependent on the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, otherwise the state would be expunging an action still illegal and prosecuted under state law.
As mentioned before, and due to the standard of proof to convict (beyond a reasonable doubt), there will likely be strong SJA resistance to expunging all records of those acquitted.
Khuhro said that expunging the remarks of a member who was not present will not be a good gesture, let him (CM) come.
However, Mr Khuhro said in the age of modern technology just expunging 'non-parliamentary words' was not enough.