Expurgating
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, purify; ex out, from + purgare to cleanse, purify, purge. See {Purge}, and cf. {Spurge}.] To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book. [1913 Webster]

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