expurgate


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expurgate (something) from (something)

To remove content that may be deemed objectionable from something, such as a book or show. I'm sure they've expurgated all the racy scenes from the movie if they're showing it on basic cable.
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expurgate something from something

to cleanse something by removing something. (Often refers to editing objectionable material from written or broadcast material.) They expurgated the most graphic passages from the novel. We will expurgate the offensive matter from the article.
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But they did not file a report of her probable death nor ask the local government office to expurgate her name from the family records.
The word bowdlerize was current by the mid-1830s as a synonym for expurgate, and it is now used in a pejorative sense.
In their own thinking, and intoxicated with a delusionary nationalism, Germansburnt the books to expurgate un-German materials from Germany's system and thoughts.
He wished to expurgate Welsh - "off with its head" as it were.
They are subject to outside pressures as well as personal beliefs that demand that they expurgate, soften or distort meaning.
The film had its Lebanese theatrical release at the beginning of May, and Lebanon's Catholic Information Council (CCI) this week filed a request with the General Security Directorate for it to expurgate specific scenes from the film, citing complaints the CCI has received in the last few days.
It is thought likely that negotiations will take place to expurgate details which Mr Meldrum regards as personal.
Subsequent copies of the manuscript however all contain the expression; the most likely explanation is a later attempt to expurgate the manuscript of all inappropriate material.
As the quasi-autobiographical plot nears its end, Greene abandons his narrator-hero and adopts a first person monody in which he vehemently attempts to expurgate the dangers of human vanity.