expugn

Expugn

Ex*pugn"\ ([e^]ks*p[=u]n"), v. t. [L. expugnare; ex out + pugnare to fight, pugna fight. Cf. Impugn.] To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish; as, to expugn cities; to expugn a person by arguments.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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