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tr.v. ex·pur·gat·ed, ex·pur·gat·ing, ex·pur·gates
To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

[Latin expūrgāre, expūrgāt-, to purify : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + pūrgāre, to cleanse; see peuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′pur·ga′tion n.
ex′pur·ga′tor n.
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Adj.1.expurgated - having material deleted; "at that time even Shakespeare was considered dangerous except in the expurgated versions"
censored - suppressed or subject to censorship; "the censored press in some countries"
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[ˈɛkspərgeɪtɪd] adj [version] → expurgé(e)
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References in classic literature ?
Dirkovitch, who had devoted himself steadily to the brandy - the terrible brandy aforementioned - did not understand, nor did the expurgated translations offered to him at all convey the point.
As one reads history, not in the expurgated editions written for school-boys and passmen, but in the original authorities of each time, one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment, than it is by the occurrence of crime.
Toward the end of the 2004 edition, Pedarson worries that his expurgated version "suggests that Phallos is somehow stark, Apollonian, and parabolic, when it is rich, Dionysian, and hyperbolic in the extreme" (93).
"I had to take a look at it - to check out how much our movie had been 'expurgated'," he moaned.
A senior, storied columnist for one of Nigeria's most widely circulated newspapers whose identity I have chosen to conceal confided in me that his column was once bowdlerised by the paper's editor; the editor expurgated sentences that were critical of Buhari but that weren't libellous by any definition of the term.
[Comment: Oliveros' textus lapsus is expurgated as unsuitable for juvenile consumption.]
They caused a rift with the Judiciary when they expurgated its budget.
The walk starts at the door of All Saints' Church in Oystermouth, where you can look at graves of two lifeboat-men who died in the 1883 disaster by Mumbles lighthouse, and the chest grave of Dr Thomas Bowdler of Bath, who compiled an expurgated version of Shakespeare during Jane Austen's time.
Ann Martin studies the car industry's involvement with warfare and munitions, while Eleanor McNees explores the 1914 "expurgated chunk" of The Years, particularly its array of civilian responses to war, excised from the published novel.
The traditionalists among the communist leaders were expurgated leaving about 27 Maoists.
A new fashion for pastiches/parodies, especially in central Europe, warrants a sub-section, as do the printing firm Elzevier and the use of Horace (suitably expurgated) in schools.
Defying the censors, Goldstein restored the expurgated scenes in a brave and precocious instance of a Director's Cut.