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ex·pur·gate

 (ĕk′spər-gāt′)
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.

expurgate

(ˈɛkspəˌɡeɪt)
vb
(Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to amend (a book, text, etc) by removing (obscene or offensive sections)
[C17: from Latin expurgāre to clean out, from purgāre to purify; see purge]
ˌexpurˈgation n
ˈexpurˌgator n
expurgatory, expurgatorial adj

ex•pur•gate

(ˈɛk spərˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to amend by removing words deemed objectionable.
2. to purge of something morally offensive.
[1615–25; < Latin expurgātus, past participle of expurgāre to cleanse, clear away]
ex`pur•ga′tion, n.
ex′pur•ga`tor, n.
ex•pur•ga•to•ri•al (ɪkˌspɜr gəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) ex•pur′ga•to`ry, adj.

expurgate


Past participle: expurgated
Gerund: expurgating

Imperative
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Present
I expurgate
you expurgate
he/she/it expurgates
we expurgate
you expurgate
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Preterite
I expurgated
you expurgated
he/she/it expurgated
we expurgated
you expurgated
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Present Continuous
I am expurgating
you are expurgating
he/she/it is expurgating
we are expurgating
you are expurgating
they are expurgating
Present Perfect
I have expurgated
you have expurgated
he/she/it has expurgated
we have expurgated
you have expurgated
they have expurgated
Past Continuous
I was expurgating
you were expurgating
he/she/it was expurgating
we were expurgating
you were expurgating
they were expurgating
Past Perfect
I had expurgated
you had expurgated
he/she/it had expurgated
we had expurgated
you had expurgated
they had expurgated
Future
I will expurgate
you will expurgate
he/she/it will expurgate
we will expurgate
you will expurgate
they will expurgate
Future Perfect
I will have expurgated
you will have expurgated
he/she/it will have expurgated
we will have expurgated
you will have expurgated
they will have expurgated
Future Continuous
I will be expurgating
you will be expurgating
he/she/it will be expurgating
we will be expurgating
you will be expurgating
they will be expurgating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expurgating
you have been expurgating
he/she/it has been expurgating
we have been expurgating
you have been expurgating
they have been expurgating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expurgating
you will have been expurgating
he/she/it will have been expurgating
we will have been expurgating
you will have been expurgating
they will have been expurgating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expurgating
you had been expurgating
he/she/it had been expurgating
we had been expurgating
you had been expurgating
they had been expurgating
Conditional
I would expurgate
you would expurgate
he/she/it would expurgate
we would expurgate
you would expurgate
they would expurgate
Past Conditional
I would have expurgated
you would have expurgated
he/she/it would have expurgated
we would have expurgated
you would have expurgated
they would have expurgated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expurgate - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

expurgate

verb censor, cut, clean up (informal), purge, purify, blue-pencil, sanitize, bowdlerize The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.

expurgate

verb
To examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission:
Translations

expurgate

[ˈekspɜːgeɪt] VTexpurgar

expurgate

[ˈɛkspərgeɪt] vt (= censor) → expurger

expurgate

vtzensieren, die anstößigen Stellen entfernen aus; expurgated editiongereinigte Fassung

expurgate

[ˈɛkspəˌgeɪt] vt (frm) → espurgare
References in periodicals archive ?
He insists that "one has to distinguish between an intensive encyclopedia, which selects & expurgates & builds a canon, from the extensive one that we find in satire & in prose fiction generally" (NBAC 241).