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Verb: expurgate  'ek-spu(r),geyt
  1. Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    "expurgate a novel";
    - bowdlerize, bowdlerise [Brit], castrate, shorten

Derived forms: expurgates, expurgated, expurgating

Type of: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

Encyclopedia: Expurgate