Expurgation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekspəˈɡeɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌekspəˈɡeɪʃən|

noun

- the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work (syn: castration)

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...

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