expunge

[ik-spuhnj]
verb (used with object), expunged, expunging.
1.
to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate.
2.
to efface; wipe out or destroy.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin expungere to blot out, erase, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + pungere to prick

expunger, noun
unexpunged, adjective
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expunge (ɪkˈspʌndʒ)
 
vb
1.  to delete or erase; blot out; obliterate
2.  to wipe out or destroy
 
[C17: from Latin expungere to blot out, from pungere to prick]
 
expunction
 
n
 
ex'punger
 
n

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expunge
c.1600, from L. expungere "mark (a name on a list) for deletion" by pricking dots above or below it, lit. "prick out," from ex- "out" + pungere "to prick, stab" (see pungent). Related: Expunged; expunging.
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Example sentences
The suit asks the district to end the ban, allow the girls to attend all school
  functions and expunge their disciplinary records.
It would be wrong to expunge these atrocities from the record of history.
Each may be trying to expunge the other from his conscience.
We can't go back and expunge the record.
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