Definition of expurgation in English:



See expurgate

‘To a large degree such a separation from reality through filtered information occurred when I was a child by the censorship and expurgation of nastiness from school reading books.’
  • ‘The epic has been the object of adaptation, interpolation, reinterpretation and expurgation by a number of retellers, each seeking to reflect what he saw as relevant to his time.’
  • ‘She has a rather disheartening editorial about the expurgation from educational textbooks anything that could possibly give offense to people.’
  • ‘I first considered printing the exchange my friend and I had, but quickly realized that expurgation would rob it of its meaning.’
  • ‘We know from medieval records and diaries that such threats to purity were carefully categorized and rules given for their expurgation.’



/ˌekspərˈɡāSH(ə)n/ /ˌɛkspərˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/