expurgatorial
adjective Date: 1807 relating to expurgation or an expurgator ; expurgatory

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  • Expurgatorial — Ex*pur ga*to ri*al, a. Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expurgatorial — /ik sperr geuh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. pertaining to an expurgator or to expurgation. [1800 10; EXPURGATOR(Y) + IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • expurgatorial — ex·pur·ga·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • expurgatorial — /ɛkspɜgəˈtɔriəl/ (say eksperguh tawreeuhl) adjective relating to an expurgator or to expurgation …   Australian English dictionary

  • expurgatorial — ik|spərgə|tōrēəl, ek| , ˌekˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: New Latin expurgatorius + English al : relating to expurgation or an expurgator : expurgatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • expurgate —   v.t. remove objectionable portions from; purify.    ♦ expurgation,    ♦ expurgator, n.    ♦ expurgatorial, expurgatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • expurgate — v.tr. 1 remove matter thought to be objectionable from (a book etc.). 2 remove (such matter). Derivatives: expurgation n. expurgator n. expurgatorial adj. expurgatory adj. Etymology: L expurgare expurgat (as EX (1), purgare cleanse) …   Useful english dictionary

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