expurgate (something) from (something)

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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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Nor will they tell them that whenever an orthodox Jew mentions the name Jesus, he or she must recite the following curse: "May his name is damned, and memory erased." Would people like Pat Robertson and John Hagee, who pretend to be the spiritual guardians of Christianity, or even the Holy See, approach their Jewish friends and plead to them to see to it that this vulgar literature is expurgated from the Talmud or at least not taught in hundreds of Yishivot or Talmudic schools throughout Israel.
Alibech's tale was expurgated from the Decameron, and the nun did public penance.
All her competitive results achieved since December 15 2000,have now been expurgated from competition records.
Wildlife had been expurgated from vast tracts of 'countryside', and yet, here and there, I came across species-rich pockets where butterflies and skylarks still tumbled above chalk grassland; where dragonflies glistened with fairy-tale poise; where diaphanous shrimps drifted and wolf spiders lurked.
Next, author and journalist Judith Levine writes in "Promoting Pleasure: What's the Problem?" that pleasure has been virtually expurgated from sexuality education curricula and that is has become a "hidden discourse."
" It is this element of gospel, of genuine good news, that she sees most often expurgated from Christian preaching.