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Definition of expurgate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



expurgate something [usually passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they expurgate
he / she / it expurgates
past simple expurgated
-ing form expurgating
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to remove or leave out parts of a piece of writing or a conversation when printing or reporting it, because you think those parts could offend people She gave an expurgated account of what had happened.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: expurgate