- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||expurgates, expurgating, expurgated
||to purge (a book or the like) of material considered to be offensive or erroneous prior to publication.
Earlier publications of the book were expurgated to eliminate sexual references.
- bowdlerize, purge
- similar words:
- censor, cleanse, purify, refine, sanitize
||expurgatorial (adj.), expurgatory (adj.), expurgation (n.), expurgator (n.)