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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expunging - deletion by an act of expunging or erasing
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
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