expurgatory

expurgatory

[ik-spur-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
serving to expurgate.
2.
of or pertaining to expurgation.

Origin:
1615–25; expurgate + -ory1

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expurgate (ˈɛkspəˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
(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]
 
expur'gation
 
n
 
'expurgator
 
n
 
expurgatory
 
adj
 
expurgatorial
 
adj

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