Expurgate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekspərɡeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word expurgate
Brit.  |ˈɛkspəːɡeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word expurgate

verb

- edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate (syn: bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, shorten)

Examples

They felt it was necessary to expurgate his letters before publishing them.

...the newspaper had to expurgate the expletive-laden speech that the criminal made upon being sentenced to life imprisonment...

Rude language should be expurgated from classroom books.

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