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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Donald Friede, who was working for Liveright at the time, probably would have pointed out to Aldington the Barnes-Liveright exercise in asterisks and outrage, since he had helped Barnes expurgate the text.
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.
Individually, such items can offer a Miller scholar (or fan) a flash of insight about a particular moment, as with Miller's letter to Blanch Knopf (page 101) in which he assures her that he won't ever expurgate his books because "They'll take me as I am, before I croak--I'm sure of it.
Publishers persisted, promising to alter and expurgate everything to the censor's taste.
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.