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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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The prudishness of James Ballantyne led to Scott's expurgating from the published novel certain details about the heroine's marriage and the sexual liaison between the villain and his accomplice.