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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.
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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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At the fair, people who have been charged but not convicted can determine their eligibility for sealing or expunging their record, people who have been convicted can find out if they qualify to have their rights restored - including their right to vote, and anyone else can find out what they have to do to apply for a pardon.
Other politicians quickly reacted to the harsh words: I asked the speaker to make Kh Asif apologise but he was content on expunging remarks only.
Later, she posted a message on Twitter: Other politicians quickly reacted to the harsh words: I asked the speaker to make Kh Asif apologise but he was content on expunging remarks only.
As angry Congress members protested, the Chair immediately ordered expunging of Swamy's remarks and warned him of action for unnecessarily provoking members on the other side.
Vicente Sotto III expressed willingness to chair the committee, with his first order of business apparently the expunging from the Senate record the speeches of Enrile and Santiago that were marked by name-calling.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain and senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi have condemned in very strong words expunging of Islamic material including Islamic Ideology of Pakistan, Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) and Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) the Great Administrators and great poet Allama Iqbal's poetry about Islam by the Punjab Govt from new Urdu book of the curriculum of Class Ten.