expurgated
expurgated expurgated adj. having material deleted; -- of books; as, at that time even Shakespeare was considered dangerous except in the expurgated versions. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • expurgated — I adjective bowdlerized, censored, clarified, cleansed, diminished, disinfected, edited, emasculated, excised, excluded, pure, purged, purified, refined II index pure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • expurgated — adjective having material deleted at that time even Shakespeare was considered dangerous except in the expurgated versions • Similar to: ↑censored * * * expurgated UK [ˈekspə(r)ˌɡeɪtɪd] US [ˈekspərˌɡeɪtəd] adjective published after someone has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • expurgated — UK [ˈekspə(r)ˌɡeɪtɪd] / US [ˈekspərˌɡeɪtəd] adjective published after someone has removed parts that they consider unsuitable or offensive the expurgated version of the text Derived words: expurgate verb transitive Word forms expurgate : present… …   English dictionary

  • expurgated — ex|pur|gat|ed [ˈekspəgeıtıd US ər ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of expurgare, from purgare; PURGE1] an expurgated book, play etc has had some parts removed because they are considered harmful or offensive ▪ an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expurgated — adverb an expurgated book, play etc has had some parts removed because they are considered harmful or offensive: an expurgated version of the writings of de Sade expurgate verb (T) expurgation noun (C, U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Expurgated — Expurgate Ex pur*gate ([e^]ks p[u^]r*g[=a]t or [e^]ks*p[^u]r g[=a]t; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expurgated} ([e^]ks p[u^]r*g[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Expurgating} ([e^]ks p[u^]r*g[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. expurgatus, p. p. of expurgare to purge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expurgated — See unabridged. See unabridged, abridged, expurgated …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • expurgated — ex|pur|gat|ed [ ekspər,geıtəd ] adjective published after someone has removed parts they consider inappropriate or offensive: the expurgated version of the text ─ opposite UNEXPURGATED ╾ ex|pur|gate verb transitive ╾ ex|pur|ga|tion [ ,ekspər… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • expurgated — un·expurgated; …   English syllables

  • expurgated — adjective Having had erroneous, obscene, or other objectionable material removed …   Wiktionary

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