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Friday, February 13, 2009

expurgate

\EK-sper-geyt\ , verb;
1.
to remove objectionable words or passages from a document
Quotes:
Grimms' fairy tales have been expurgated for children.
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Origin:
by 1621, from Latin expurgat-, from expurgare, from ex- + purgare "to make clean"
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