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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 ?
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;
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.
If it sounds something like an expurgated Cardinal Sin, he may have sent it down from upstairs.
The traditionalists among the communist leaders were expurgated leaving about 27 Maoists.
Defying the censors, Goldstein restored the expurgated scenes in a brave and precocious instance of a Director's Cut.
Such waste resulting from activities such as cleaning, expurgated, scotico or mechanical screening of channels, dredging of canals, streams and pools of absorption and / or lamination, or by cutting the aquatic grasses in the Rio Palace, in Rio San Marino, in Rio Foce, tributaries of the River Sarno.
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.
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.