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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.


(Journalism & Publishing) publishing amended by the removal of offensive material
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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"


[ˈɛkspərgeɪtɪd] adj [version] → expurgé(e)
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
of Expurgated Hoodlums; the Mystic Alliances of Georgeous Regalians;
Building upon Professor Kell's earlier work, "Exiled: Voices of the Southern Baptist Convention Holy War", which revealed the stories of those who were themselves expurgated, this new book details the experiences of their relations--the sons and daughters who saw their moderate-leaning parents lose pastoral positions, administrative posts, missionary appointments, or seminary professorships, and who faced their own often fraught relationships with their church home.
The contract has as its object - Verification service and inspection in continuous sewage works, including the provision of emergency response, expurgated, cleaning and washing (main service),- Service sanitizing sewage networks or parts of them, according to the instructions of the Directorate of the Service and Works (secondary burden),- Maintenance work, and programmed to failure, the water and sewage networks, ie the set of processes that ensure the functionality, usability and efficiency of the work (ancillary).
He rehearses his mating call while Attenborough (his post-colonial visage expurgated here) redundantly tells his audience what it is they're hearing.
You'll find the expurgated story of the adobe oven in our new Great Outdoors Cookbook, out this month, which has clear and complete directions on how to tackle all sorts of adventurous live-fire techniques.
In the recording, only the prime minister's speech is heard, meaning it has been expurgated to remove the other people's voices.
Memory itself cannot be expurgated - it does that for itself.
This is a somewhat expurgated version of Jim's actual remark.
The effects of censorship on this text, however, did not end with the regime's collapse, since expurgated versions of Dr No were reprinted in 1996, 2001 and 2011.
Would people like Pat Robertson and John Hagee, who pretend to be the spiritual guardians of Christianity, or even the Holy See, approach their Jewish friends and plead to them to see to it that this vulgar literature is expurgated from the Talmud or at least not taught in hundreds of Yishivot or Talmudic schools throughout Israel.