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Meaning of expurgate

ex•pur•gate

Pronunciation: (ek'spur-gāt"), [key]
— -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
  1. to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms' fairy tales.
  2. to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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